Department of Human Genetics Seminar Series
Surviving without Food
Eyleen O'Rourke, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
BSSP and Faculty Candidate
Department of Human Genetics
Dr. O'Rourke obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Biochemical Research in the School of Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 2004-present, she has been a post-doctoral research fellow with Dr Gary Ruvkun at Harvard University. Dr. O'Rourke's research uses C. elegans as a model to study molecular responses to nutritional stress and has resulted in several high impact first author publications that are either in press or under consideration for publication (Cell Metabolism, 2009; Cell Metabolism, in revision; Science, in revision). Her future work will focus on the search for conserved mechanisms of metabolic homeostasis and their impact on aging and age-related diseases. Dr. O'Rourke has been funded by a fellowship from the Human Frontiers Science Program, a grant from the Broad Institute, and a Pathway to Independence Award (K99) from the National Institutes of Health.
Monday, March 26, 2012
promptly at 10:30-11:30 AM
4917 Buhl (conference room) 1241 Catherine St.