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Nobel Laureate, Leading Experts Speak in APS President’s Symposium Series

San Diego (March 29, 2016)—APS President Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD, of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, has organized a dynamic President’s Symposium Series to be presented during the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting in San Diego. Three symposia will focus around the theme “Physiological Mechanisms Responsive to Behavioral and Environmental Challenges.” Leading research experts will discuss the physiology behind organ injury in alcohol abuse, the health impacts of diet, and adaptations to stress. The series is anchored on Wednesday with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Lecture by Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien, PhD.

Physiological Processes Underlying Organ Injury in Alcohol Abuse
Sunday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) Room 20A
Gary Murray, PhD
, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

“Regulation of Protein Synthesis in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle”
Charles Lang, PhD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

“Adipose Tissue as a Target for Excess Alcohol Consumption”
Laura Nagy, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

“Liver Mitochondrial Stress and Energy Metabolism”
Shannon Bailey, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Mediating the Neural Adaptations to Alcohol”
Loren Parsons, PhD, Scripps Research Institute

Dietary Influences on Physiological Control Mechanisms: How Much, When and What
Monday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m.
SDCC Room 20A
Joshua Anthony, PhD
, Campbell Soup Company

“Amino Acid Deprivation and Nutritional Stress”
Tracy Anthony, PhD, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
“Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Consequences of High-Salt Diets” 
Alicia McDonough, PhD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

“Metabolic Consequences of High-Fructose Diet”
Richard Johnson, MD, University of Colorado Denver

“Timing of Meals; When Is as Critical as What and How Much”
 Fred Turek, PhD, Northwestern University

Physiological Adaptation to Behavioral, Environmental and Chronological Stress
Tuesday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m.
 SDCC Room 20A
 Liz Simon, PhD,
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

 “Adaptation to High Altitude”
 Tatum Simonson, PhD, University of California San Diego

“Human Heat Acclimation”
Michael Sawka, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Mechanisms Underlying Decreased Regeneration Potential: Alcohol as an Accelerator of Chronological Age”
 Liz Simon, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

“Sympathoneural and Adrenomedullary Responses to Mental Stress”
 David Goldstein, MD, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Lecture 
Wednesday, April 6, at 4:45 p.m. 
SDCC Room 20A

“Molecules against Cancer or for Very Long-Term Memory”
Roger Tsien, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Diego

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: To schedule an interview with a member of the research team, please contact Stacy Brooks or (301) 634-7209.


About Experimental Biology 2016

Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and exhibitors from six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies. With a mission to share the newest scientific concepts and research findings shaping clinical advances, the meeting offers an unparalleled opportunity for exchange among scientists from across the United States and the world who represent dozens of scientific areas, from laboratory to translational to clinical research.

Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 10,500 members and publishes 15 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.



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