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Mitochondria in Cellular Health and Organismal Disease – Collaborative Workshop


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:10 a.m. Add to Calendar

Mitochondria in Cellular Health and Organismal Disease

Mitochondria have been long thought to be relatively static organelles that supply cellular energy. While mitochondria are absolutely essential for cellular bioenergetics, emerging data indicate that mitochondria structure and function are tightly regulated and have key signaling functions within the cell.

Mitochondria are also now known to be highly dynamic organelles, the structure and function of which adapt to metabolic demands. Moreover, disruption of mitochondrial function leads to diseases in every organ system examined.

In this collaborative workshop, leaders from the TMC will discuss cutting-edge studies investigating the functional roles and regulation of mitochondria.

April 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
MSB 2.135
Chaired by Rebecca Berdeaux, Integrative Biology and Pharmacology and Neal Waxham, Ph.D., Neurobiology and Anatomy

Speakers:

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, Ph.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine

“The heart’s mitochondria in context”

Dale Hamilton, M.D.
Endocrinology – Houston Methodist

“Quantum biology and mitochondrial energy transfer in health and disease”

Hyun-Eui Kim, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

“Mitochondria and cellular protein homeostasis”

Kartik Venkatachalam, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology

“Mitochondrial dysfunction induces neurodegeneration via ER calcium dyshomeostasis”

Mary Koenig, M.D.
Pediatrics – Neurology

“Recent clinical trials in mitochondrial myopathy”

 

For more information, visit: https://med.uth.edu/researchaffairs/collaborative-workshops/


Location

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

6431 Fannin, Suite MSB 2.135
Houston, TX 77030

Contact

John Byrne

713-500-5605