“Nuclear Receptors, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism” -2021 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology by Mitch A. Lazar, MD, PhD
Sponsored by department(s) : Pharmacology
Event Date : November 5, 2021
Start Time : 09:30 am
Time Duration: 60 minutes
Location : PHCC Conference Center
Description: A lectureship was established to honor the memory of Joseph Larner, who served as Professor and Chair of the Pharmacology Department for many years. During his time as Chair he recruited and mentored numerous successful faculty, including Al Gilman. He continued to be an inspiration to everyone who knew him, especially our graduate students, who were in awe of his energy and enthusiasm as he kept up his science and maintained an active departmental presence well into his 90s. In addition to honoring Dr. Larner’s memory, the goal of this lectureship is to highlight exciting new advances in an area that held great interest for him: the pervasive role of metabolism/cell signaling in human disease.
About this year's speaker:
Hosted by Irina Bochkis, PhD and Bimal Desai, Phd, Mitch A. Lazar, MD, PhD is a Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
The Lazar lab studies the transcriptional regulation of metabolism. Metabolic diseases, including diabetes and obesity, have a strong genetic basis, yet their increasing prevalence has been fueled by an environmental replete with fattening diets, insufficient physical activity, and exposure to light around the clock.