Biomedical graduate student and mentor to present at premier mitochondrial medicine symposium

Ms. Iru Paudel, a graduate student in the Chambers’ lab and the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has been invited to give an oral presentation of her recent research findings at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) Mitochondrial Medicine 2017 Symposium. Her talk will be titled “Sab-mediated signaling influences mitochondrial dynamics.”

She will be joined by her faculty mentor Dr. Jeremy Chambers, BSI researcher and Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Chambers will also be giving a talk on “Shifts in Outer Mitochondrial Signal Transduction Affects Neurological Dysfunction.”

The focus of the Chambers Lab is to understand how communication among mitochondria and between mitochondria and other organelles influences aging and age-related diseases. Their emphasis is to investigate how signaling complexes on the mitochondrial surface affect aging, physiology, mitochondrial functions, and cellular viability. The Chambers Lab examines these questions using multidisciplinary approaches that employ biochemical, cellular, and rodent-based experiments to explore promising mitochondrial communication conduits.