Nutrigenomics seminar offered Nov. 28

University of Toronto professor Qiaozhu Su will present a nutrigenomics seminar at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 28 in the East Union Sunflower Room. The seminar, "Mitochondrial Stress and ER Stress in Nutrient-Surplus Induced Hepatic Insulin Resistance," is free and open to all faculty, staff and students.

Su's research background includes an emphasis on energy metabolism, pathophysiology of molecular and cellular singling on the onset of cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes. Her research focuses on studying the molecular mechanisms and cellular stress signaling (mitrochondrial and ER stress) underlying the onset of metabolic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity) in the genetic intervention and/or over-nutrition induced animal models by applying proteomic and lipidomic approaches.

A free reception with refreshments follows the seminar.