New frontiers in mitochondrial cell biology

Heidi McBride, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Cell Biology Associate Professor and Killam Scholar Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
Mount Sinai Hospital, 60 Murray St. Level 3 Conference Rooms, L3-201-202-203
Our lab investigates the molecular mechanisms and regulation of mitochondrial dynamics, including fusion, fission and the generation of mitochondrial derived vesicles. An outstanding question in the field has been the physiological regulation and meaning of mitochondrial plasticity. Our work and others has led to a new appreciation for the importance of mitochondrial dynamics in quality control, but also in signalling pathways that link the mitochondria to various processes from cell death to cell cycle and even bile acid production. In this seminar I will outline our most recent work into the meaning of mitochondrial dynamics with a focus on the many challenges that remain.
Dr. Helen McNeill
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Seminar Series