Symposium Draws Renowned Speakers

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The symposium is supported by the Anna S. Naff Endowment Fund, established by her husband, Benton Naff of the National Institutes of Health, following her death in 1973 at age 52. A University of Kentucky graduate who taught chemistry at UK in 1946 and 1947, Naff earned master’s degrees (in 1947 at UK in chemistry and in 1953 at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in library science).

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2005) -- Experts on age-related neurodegenerative disorders, including one from the National University of Singapore, will be featured at the 31 st annual Anna S. Naff Symposium on Chemical and Molecular Biology at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, in the William T. Young Library auditorium at the University of Kentucky.

The topic for the 2005 symposium is “Oxidative Stress in Aging and Age-related Neurodegenerative Disorders.” Scheduled speakers are:

  • Barry Halliwell, professor and head of biochemistry and executive director of the Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering at the National University of Singapore;
  • William R. Markesbury, professor of neurology and pathology and director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky;
  • Earl R. Stadtman, chief of the section on enzymes at the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart Institute’s Laboratory of Biochemistry;
  • J. Timothy Greenamyre, professor of neurology and chief of the Division of Movement Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.
  • Irwin Fridovich, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of biochemistry at the Duke University Medical Center; and
  • Don W. Cleveland, professor of medicine and neuroscience and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the University of California at San Diego’s Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

The symposium is supported by the Anna S. Naff Endowment Fund, established by her husband, Benton Naff of the National Institutes of Health, following her death in 1973 at age 52. A University of Kentucky graduate who taught chemistry at UK in 1946 and 1947, Naff earned master’s degrees (in 1947 at UK in chemistry and in 1953 at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in library science).

The symposium has an interdisciplinary character and is attended by students and faculty from chemistry, engineering, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy and medicine. The symposium is also attended by faculty and students from colleges and universities in Kentucky and the contiguous states.


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