Dean’s Seminar Series: “Metabolic Signals in Longevity Regulation” with Meng Wang, Ph.D.

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Join the Georgetown University Office for the Dean of Research in the next installment of their Dean’s Seminar Series! On Thursday, April 14, Meng Wang, PhD will be discussing the metabolic signals in longevity regulation.

Meng Wang, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor & Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine

Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. ET Zoom

Abstract: Metabolism is fundamental to life. During metabolic reactions, thousands of metabolites are generated, which are directly connected with cellular activities and highly conserved across species. In addition to their best-known functions as structural building blocks and energy resources, research in my group focuses on their signaling roles in orchestrating organelle homeostasis and coordinating organism fitness. Our work discovered previously unknown metabolite-directed signaling mechanisms and their roles in regulating longevity.