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In Person Seminar: Sustaining Power: Building Energy Networks in Striated Muscles

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Brian Glancy, Ph.D.

Brian Glancy, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator
Muscle Energetics Laboratory
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar:  Sustaining Power: Building Energy Networks in Striated Muscles

Date: Sept. 22, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About this Seminar

Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue in humans and faces near instantaneous changes in demand for force production lasting from seconds to minutes to hours. Initiating and maintaining muscle contraction requires rapid, coordinated movement of signals and material within and among various structures located throughout the relatively large muscle cell. This seminar will focus on how energy is distributed throughout striated muscle cells in order to sustain muscle contractions, deficits in which have been implicated in many pathologies including diabetes and muscular dystrophy as well as aging. In particular, Dr. Glancy will discuss how the structure and function of the cellular energy distribution system are optimized as part of the integrated muscle cell to maintain energy homeostasis during the large change in energy demand caused by the onset of muscle contraction.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Exercise Medicine Research. The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, which runs annually from September to May, has featured leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country since the program began in 2012. The lectures are also open to all members of the Virginia Tech community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

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