2022 Larner Lecture-Dr. Marcia Haigis- Friday, October 21, 2022@9:30AM

October 20, 2022 by adw2n@virginia.edu

The 2022 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology will be presented by Marcia Haigis, PhD (Harvard Medical School) this Friday, October 21, 2022 at 9:30 AM in the Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium.  She will be speaking on “Multifaceted Mitochondria in Health and Disease.”

The lecture is free and open to all – please also plan to join us for a Welcome Reception with Dr. Haigis at 8:30 AM in Pinn Hall 2ABC.

Marcia C. Haigis, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, a member of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, and the Ludwig Center at Harvard Medical School. The Haigis laboratory focuses on the role that mitochondria play in mammalian aging and disease with the goal of identifying molecular mechanisms that control aging, such as sirtuins. The Haigis laboratory has made key contributions to our understanding of metabolic reprogramming in cancer, including identifying nodes of metabolic vulnerability in the control of fat oxidation in leukemia and metabolic recycling of ammonia to generate amino acids important for tumor growth. For more info about Dr. Haigis’s research you can visit the Haigis Lab here.