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INFORM Lecture Series

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January 15 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

The lectures from INFORM, similar to our Expert Series presentations, will be held every month on the Third Monday, until Jun 17, 2024. If you are interested in joining this presentation, click the button below to register! Take a look at the two speakers presenting on Monday, January 15th, Andrea Pereyra and Yudong Wang

Andrea Pereyra, MD, PhD (last name is pronounced “Peh-rei-rah”)

Postdoctoral Scholar at East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute

Board of Directors at National Postdoctoral Association
Brody School of Medicine

East Carolina University

Dr. Andrea Pereyra is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute
and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, working at the intersection of lipid metabolism
and muscle physiology. She earned M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the National University of La Plata School of Medicine in Argentina.

Currently, her work focuses on understanding how defects in mitochondrial lipid catabolism drive alterations in skeletal
and cardiac muscle contractile apparatus beyond energy supply and ATP production. Additionally, Dr. Pereyra
serves on the Board of Directors at the National Postdoctoral Association and regularly contributes
to the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as a scientific writer.

Her Presentation:

Muscle contraction-related proteome and calcium homeostasis are disrupted in CPT2-deficient mice

Yudong Wang, PhD

Dr. Yudong Wang is a research assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His groundbreaking work demonstrated the physical and functional relationship between fatty acid oxidation and electron transfer chain supercomplexes. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Agricultural University of China and has been a member of the Division of Genetic and genomic medicine for 15 years.

Dr. Wang’s research continues to focus on characterization of the molecular architecture of mitochondrial metabolism, with an emphasis on the broad group of mitochondrial NADH dependent dehydrogenases and their interaction with ETC complex I. He currently is studying the branched chain keto acid dehydrogenase and pyruvate dehydrogenase complex.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA,
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

His Presentation:

Pyruvate dehydrogenase interacts with electron transfer chain supercomplexes

For more information from INFORM, visit https://informnetwork.org/inform-lecture-series/