Collaborate 2 Cure

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mondays, 5 – 7 pm
Presentations: 5-6pm, Networking: 6-7pm

KUMC Fairway Campus
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway  Fairway, KS 66205


May 1, 2017
Mitochondria in Alzheimer’s Disease
– Russell Swerdlow, MD
Association of Inherited Mitochondrial Genomic Variants with Alzheimer’s Disease
– Eli Michaelis, PhD
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May 8, 2017
The Sweet Side of Mitochondrial Regulation
– Chad Slawson, PhD
Mitochondrial Function of Complement 1q Binding Protein
– Chris Baines, PhD
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May 15, 2017
Hepatic Mitochondrial Function Impacts Metabolism
– John Thyfault, PhD, FACSM
Assays to Monitor Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Mitophagy in Vivo
– Wen-Xin Ding, PhD
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May 22, 2017
Will a Chaperone Escort Us Toward a Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?
– Rick Dobrowsky, PhD
Accelerating Innovation, Empowering Discoveries. Genetic Sciences and Clinical Next-Gen Sequencing
– Doug Mersman
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May 29, 2017
No C2C

June 5, 2017
Next Generation Sequencing as a Molecular Diagnostic Tool for Infantile Mitochondrial Diseases
– Isabella Thiffault, PhD
Mitochondrial Diseases
– Heather Wilkins, PhD
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June 12, 2017
Ameliorating Mitochondrial Dysfunction as a Therapeutic Strategy in Neurodegenerative Disease
– Kent Leslie
Breezio Introduction
– Laura Dress
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June 19, 2017
Innovative approaches for the identification of mitochondrial signaling networks
– Partha Kasturi, PhD
Molecular Regulation of Energy Metabolism During Early Mammalian Development: Conserved Transcription Factor TEAD4 Controls Mitochondrial Transcription 
– Soumen Paul, PhD
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June 26, 2017
Brain Clusterin Isoforms and Mitochondrial Localization- Liqin Zhao, PhD
BRCA1 and Metabolism- Lisa Harlan-Williams, PhD

July 3, 2017
No C2C

July 10, 2017
Title- A.Baki Agbas, PhD
Title- Shinghua Ding, PhD

July 17, 2017
Title- Erika R. Geisbrecht, PhD
Title – ZeZong Gu, MD, PhD

July 24, 2017
Title- Jamal Ibdah, MD, PhD
Title- Peter Sutovsky, PhD, Dr.h.c.

July 31, 2017
Title – Doug Wallace, PhD
Rescuing mtDNA-encoded Mitochondrial Diseases Through Import and Expression of Exogenous Transcripts in Mitochondria-  Hao Zhu, PhD

August 7, 2017
Title – Suresh Mishra