Researchers from BMRI are attending the Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Oxidative Stress & Disease held this week in Ventura, California. Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of BMRI, will co-chair the conference on The Redox Biology of Age-Related Diseases, Mar 1-6, and deliver keynote remarks on the “Changing Concepts in Redox Biology.” Since 1931, the Gordon Research Conferences have been a prestigious meeting place for researchers in the same scientific field to discuss cutting-edge work and promote collaborations.
Several post-doctoral researchers from the Ratan laboratory will attend the conference as well as the preceding seminar, held Feb 28-Mar 1, which serves as a forum for early-career scientists to share their work and network among peers. The seminar, The Redox Mechanisms in Age-Related Degeneration, will be chaired by Megan W. Bourassa, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher from the Ratan laboratory.
The Ratan laboratory is interested in understanding the ways in which cells respond to oxidative stress and how to prevent damage and cell death, with a particular focus on neurons and neurological conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and spinal cord injury.