Synopsis: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle plasticity
Start Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: Food Science & Nutritional Sciences East
Address: 63 Dudley Road
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: Conference room 120
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Zhen Yan, PhD, Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Director, Center for Skeletal Muscle Research, Univ. of Virginia School of Medicine
Sponsor: The Department of Nutritional Sciences
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Laura Amador
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-5425
Additional Information: Exercise training (physical activity) has since antiquity been known to promote physical performance and health and prevent disease. Dr. Yan and his team employ molecular genetics and imaging technologies in a variety of animal models to elucidate the underlying molecular and signaling mechanisms of exercise-induced adaptation with a focus on the remodeling of mitochondrial reticulum in skeletal muscle. They have recently worked on the role and regulation of AMPK-Ulk1 axis in exercise-induced mitophagy.