Research Seminar Speaker Series: Dr. Derick Han - "Mitochondria - the Good, the Bad, and the Surprising" - Keck Graduate Institute October 1, 2021, 12:00 pm Skip to main content
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Please join us for our Research Seminar Speaker series with our own KGI, Dr. Derick Han, Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Mitochondria are membrane bound organelles that produce the majority of energy in mammalian cells. The evolution of mitochondria marked the beginning of the development of complex organisms. Without the energy production capacity of mitochondria, complex organisms could never have evolved. However, the utilization of mitochondria has a dark side, as they are the major source of reactive oxygen species in cells. Generation of reactive oxygen species by mitochondria is likely to an important role in aging and many diseases. Our lab has been focused on mitochondrial dynamics and adaptation to stress. Mitochondria have been shown to readily adapt to stress and energy requirements of cells through changes in fusion-fission, remodeling and biogenesis. Mitochondrial plasticity may play a central role in metabolic adaptation of the liver to stress such as alcohol consumption and obesity. 

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: 535 Bldg. – Room 109 (Room 111 and 113 were combined into 109)


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535 Bldg. – Room 109
535 Watson dr
Claremont, CA 91711 United States


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