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The Role of PINK1 and Parkin in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:10 pm
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Alicia M. Pickrell, PhD, Virginia Tech
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Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Seminar Series

This seminar will describe how the loss of Parkin-mediated mitophagy impacts human health and disease. The first part of the seminar will summarize her research on how defective clearance of damaged mitochondria (mitophagy) contributes to the selective death of dopaminergic neurons while the second part of the seminar will report new findings on how proper cell cycle control is also impacted by mitophagy.

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Contact: Alexis Sharp