Mitochondrial Toxicity

Join us this month to take a big picture look at agents that are toxic or potentially harmful to the mitochondria.

Dr. Katherine Sims from Massachusetts General Hospital shares information important to everyone concerned about their health, and explains why recognizing potentially toxic agents – from medications to environmental factors – can be especially worrisome and detrimental for children and adults who have a mitochondrial disorder.

About the Speaker

Katherine Sims, MD is an associate professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Developmental Neurogenetics clinic at MGH in Boston, MA. Dr. Sims is also chair of MitoAction’s Medical Advisory Committee and works in research collaboration with Dr. Vamsi Mootha at the Broad Institute toward clinical phenotyping and metabolic profiling for mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Sims oversees the MGH Mitochondrial Disorders Clinical Registry and Tissue Bank.

Date: 06/04/2010
Speaker: Katherine Sims, MD
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