Monday, February 18 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 1232, U.A. Whitaker Building, 313 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
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Mitochondria and Evolution: Not just ATP Producing Cows

Young Jang, Ph.D.
School of Biological Sciences

Goergia institute of Technology

Abstract
Mitochondrial biology has become an intense area of research owing to its unique physiological and pathophysiological roles in a variety of disease conditions. In this seminar, I will review the current literature on some of the non-conventional roles of mitochondria that are possibly stemmed from endosymbiosis (i.e., mitochondrial-derived peptides, mitochondrial proteostasis, intercellular mitochondrial transfer). I will also discuss some of the ways we can exploit these features of mitochondria as a therapeutic intervention.

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