Antentor Hinton, Ph.D. is an EE Just Postgraduate Fellow in Life Sciences, Ford Postdoctoral Fellow, and Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Scholar at the University of Iowa in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Hinton works in Dr. E. Dale Abel’s Laboratory, the Chair and DEO of Internal Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Hinton also holds a Visiting Research Fellow Appointment at the Mayo Clinic in the Mayo Microscopy and Cell Analysis Core with Dr. Jeffrey Salisbury. Under the co-mentorship of Dr. E. Dale Abel and Dr. Renata O. Pereira, he seeks to elucidate the mechanisms by which insulin signaling regulates Optic Atrophy 1 Protein (OPA1) activity in skeletal muscle. Dr. Hinton made the interesting observation that loss of OPA1 in skeletal muscle in vivo and in cultured myotubes is associated with an increase in ER Mitochondrial Contacts.
Mitochondrial Networking in Times of Integrated Stress
Friday, November 13
12:55 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.