Saturday, July 24
Auditorium – 4:00pm – Laboratory Testing for FAODs in Routine & Emergency Settings: Lab-work Explored & Explained
About the Speaker
Nicola Longo MD PhD is a professor of Pediatrics, adjunct professor of Pathology, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Longo earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Parma School of Medicine in Italy. He received residency and fellowship training in pediatrics, medical genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the University of Utah in 2001 and is now the Director of the Metabolic Service, Co-Director of the biochemical Genetics laboratory at ARUP, Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Medical Biochemical Genetics, and Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics. He is an expert in inherited metabolic diseases and is intimately involved in the treatment of patients with these diseases at Primary Children’s Medical Center. His basic and clinic research covers disorders of fatty acid oxidation and carnitine metabolism and the development of novel treatments for metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria, organic acidemias, urea cycle disorders, and lysosomal storage disorders.