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John H. Blaffer Lecture Series

John H. Blaffer Lecture Series

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Onstead Auditorium, S3.8012
Basic Sciences Research Building
 
David C. Chan, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Biology
Investigator, HHMI
 California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
 
 
“Cellular mechanisms regulating mitochondrial dynamics”
 
 
Host: Randy Johnson, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Date: 1/14/14, 4pm to 5pm
Time: 1/14/14, 4pm to 5pm
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Format: Lecture
CME: 0
Facilitator: Nicholas Navin
Speaker Bio: David Chan studies how the dynamic behaviors of mitochondria within a cell are controlled and how they affect cell and tissue physiology. These studies have implications for a broad range of human diseases, particularly neurological disorders. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that continually undergo fusion, fission, and trafficking (Figure 1 and Movie 1). These fundamental cell biological processes control mitochondrial shape, number, size, distribution, and physiology. We study the molecular basis for these dynamic properties and their impact on development and disease.
Contact: Doris Green - (713) 834-6267 - dlgreen1@mdanderson.org