Skip to main content

NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures

Inflammation and hematopoietic stem cell regulation

February 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Emmanuelle Passegué, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Passagué's research investigates the biology of blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells in normal and deregulated contexts such as development of hematological malignancies and physiological aging.

Race, risk, and resilience: understanding racial differences in cognitive aging and brain pathology

February 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Lisa Barnes, Ph.D., Rush Medical College

Dr. Barnes' research focus is on racial disparities in chronic diseases of aging, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. 

Mitochondria control of physiology and disease: beyond ATP

March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Navdeep S. Chandel, Ph.D., Northwestern University

For decades, the mitochondria have been primarily viewed as biosynthetic and bioenergetic organelles generating metabolites for the production of macromolecules and ATP, respectively. Our work has elucidated that mitochondria have a third distinct role whereby they release reactive oxygen species (ROS) and metabolites such as L-2-hydroxyglutarate to initiate physiological and pathological processes including hypoxic activation of HIFs, cellular differentiation, T cell activation and cancer cell proliferation. Thus, mitochondria function as signaling organelles.

The page was last updated on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:42am