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VIRTUAL SEMINAR with Christopher Rongo, Ph.D., Rutgers University. “Uncovering Novel Mechanisms of Hypoxic Stress Response Using C. elegans”

Monday, October 04, 2021, 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Christopher Rongo, Ph.D.

Department of Genetics 
Rutgers University

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12PM, Monday, October 4, 2021
Zoom Meeting Link:https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrc-ihqTIjGNynMGyBXOvSWN74qaao2xJ_

Meeting ID: 986 4197 9928
Passcode: Genetics

Uncovering Novel Mechanisms of Hypoxic Stress Response Using C. elegans

Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) plays a central role in a diverse array of human diseases, including ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, COVID-19, and cancer. Our tissues respond to hypoxia by employing a conserved hypoxia response pathway, yet we have a poor understanding of how this response combats hypoxic damage. I will describe our work using the genetic model system C. elegans to identify and functionally characterize key targets of this pathway, including factors that alter metabolism and mediate mitochondria-selective autophagy (mitophagy).

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