Lectures and seminars

"What does bone do?" Prof. Gerard Karsenty

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2017-11-1014:00 Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1Campus Solna

Lecture by Prof. Gerard Karsenty, Genetics & Development Department, Columbia University, NY, US on novel physiological functions of bone.

Work in the Karsenty lab focuses on identifying and understanding novel physiological functions of bone besides making bone. Prof. Karsenty´s work has led to identify endocrine functions of bone, modulating insulin secretion, glucose homeostasis, testosterone production and male fertility. Bone-secreted hormones also favor hippocampal development and cognition, and possibly contribute to adaptation to hostile environments.

The lecture is followed by a “Meet the Professor” for PhD students and postdocs. E-mail Jorge.Ruas@ki.se or Alfredo.Gimenez-Cassina@ki.se if you would like to join.

HostsJorge Ruas, Physiology and Pharmacology, Alfredo Giménez-Cassina, Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Contact person: Alfredo Gimenez-Cassina