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  Monday 29 April 2019 12:15 SV 1717

to be announced

By Prof. David Sabatini,  Massachusettes Institute of Technology;  Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
(sandwiches served)


Abstract:
To be provided.
 
Bio:
David M Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016. He is known for his important contributions in the areas of cell signaling and cancer metabolism, most notably the discovery and study of mTOR, a protein kinase that is an important regulator of cell and organismal growth that is deregulated in cancer, diabetes, as well as the aging process.

Education
MD/PhD 1997, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Research Summary
We probe the basic mechanisms that regulate growth — the process whereby cells and organisms accumulate mass and increase in size. The pathways that control growth are often hindered in human diseases like diabetes and cancer. Our long-term goals are to identify and characterize these mechanisms, and to understand their roles in normal and diseased mammals.

Awards
  • Dickson Prize in Medicine, 2017
  • Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, 2017
  • National Academy of Sciences, Member, 2016
  • National Academy of Sciences, Award in Molecular Biology, 2014
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI Investigator, 2008
 
 

Organization Prof. Olaia Naveiras

Contact Institute of Bioengineering (IBI, Christina Mattsson)

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