GEM Work-in-Progress Talk: "New Insights into Mitochondrial Medicine"

Monday, September 27, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online presentation
Free and open to the public
Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD, UB Department of Pediatrics, Genetics Division, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence(GEM), Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED)

Please join us on Monday, September 27th for a GEM Work-in-Progress talk presented by Taosheng Huang, MD, Ph.D., Professor and Division Chief, Genetics, UB Department of Pediatrics

Title: "New Insights into Mitochondrial Medicine"

Presenter: Dr. Taosheng Huang

My research interests focus on discovering novel genes associated with human diseases. In recent years we have identified many novel, nuclear genes causing mitochondrial disease. For novel disease-causing genes, we studied pathogenesis in both an iPScell model and a CRISPR/Cas9 produced mouse model for a better understanding of the molecular basis and to develop treatments such as gene therapy. Our research on the mitochondrial replacement therapy, in collaboration with Dr. John Zhang, was among the top 10 Science stories of 2016 ranked by Nature and Science, and our discovery on biparental mtDNA inheritance was also ranked in the top 10 publications from 2019 by Nature. In addition, we are in the process of applying our discoveries from rare genetic diseases to more common diseases, such as diabetes and preterm birth, and even to the biological basis of the aging process itself.

These informal talks are part of the GEM Work-in-Progress series held at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month. Talks will take place remotely via Zoom or Webex. The speaker schedule is available on the GEM website: www.buffalo.edu/gem.

GEM is currently seeking faculty and student speakers for our Spring 2022 series! If you would like to present at a GEM Work-in-Progress session, please let us know (coe-gem@buffalo.edu) and we will get you onto the schedule.



For more information, contact:

Sara Thomas
Email: msthomas@buffalo.edu