Cell Biology Center Colloquium 0023
- Lois S. Weisman
(University of Michigan, USA)
- From Yeast to Humans: Insights into signaling and how organisms deal with stress
- The convergence of biochemistry, genetics, “omic” analyses, and cell biology has created new areas of scientific research. My laboratory uses each of these disciplines to determine how cells function and the impact of cell function on animal physiology. Our long-term goals are to determine molecular mechanisms that govern cell growth, division and differentiation. Our initial studies focused exclusively on the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast). Surprisingly studies from both my laboratory and others revealed that the phosphatidylinositol 3,5 bis phosphate (PI(3,5)P2) signaling pathway that we first identified in yeast is essential for function of the neuronal synapse. We are continuing to use yeast to expand fundamental knowledge of PI(3,5)P2 signaling and in addition we have expanded our research into molecular analysis of the roles and regulation of PI(3,5)P2 and PI5P in cultured neuron and in mice.
There will be a seminar by Prof. Lois S. Weisman (Life Sciences Institute, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, USA). She is pursuing research about the phosphatidylinositol 3,5 bis phosphate (PI(3,5)P2) signaling pathway, which her lab found causes a severe neuropathy. She is staying at Tokyo Tech on 30th and 31st of October, 2017. You are welcome to attend. See also the attached pdf.
Cell Biology Center Colloquium 0023 flyer
Update : October 24, 2017