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In Person Seminar: Viewing Metabolic Disease from a Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Perspective

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Darrell Neufer, Ph.D.

Darrell Neufer, Ph.D.

Director, Obesity Institute
East Carolina University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar: Viewing Metabolic Disease from a Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Perspective

Date: Nov. 17, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About this Seminar

Mitochondria are often referred to as the powerhouse of cells, converting the breakdown products from food into a useable form of energy, ATP. However, the bioenergetic principles at play are far more involved and fascinating. Ultimately, mitochondria are responsible for generating and maintaining the cellular energy and electrical charges that initiate and sustain life. How these dynamics play into regulating metabolic balance, diseases related to metabolic disorders, and potential therapeutic targets will be discussed.

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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