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12/1/21 – ROSA Center Seminar: “Strong Enough for a man, but made for a woman – The impact of ERalpha on mitochondrial function and metabolic health” (Andrea Hevener, PhD)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Virtual   |   Registration Required

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Andrea Hevener, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of California-Los Angeles
Sidney Roberts and Clara Szego Roberts Endowed Chair in Molecular Endocrinology
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension DGSOM Metabolism Theme
Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center

Dr. Hevener’s laboratory studies the transcriptional regulation of metabolism and insulin action with a specific focus on the biological actions of hormone responsive nuclear receptors in metabolic tissues. Dr. Hevener is the Associate Director for Research of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center and the director of the NIH-sponsored UCSD-UCLA Diabetes Research Center Metabolic and Molecular Physiology Core. Dr. Hevener’s laboratory is supported UCLA Department of Medicine, the STOP CANCER Foundation I.C.O.N. Award, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the UCLA CTSI, and the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Executive Advisory Board. In addition to ongoing National Institutes of Health R01 funding, Dr. Hevener is currently the principal investigator of Project 3 of an NIH U54 Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) studying sex differences and women’s health related to metabolism and she is the lead investigator of an NIH Director’s Common Fund award to study the molecular transducers of physical activity as part of the MoTrPAC consortium. The overarching goal of the Hevener laboratory is to identify therapeutic opportunities to improve the metabolic health of women and reduce chronic disease risk.

About the ROSA Center Career Enhancement Core Seminar Series:
This Seminar Series is hosted by the Brigham/Harvard Reproductive Outcomes of Stress and Aging Center (ROSA), based in the Connors Center of Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which is one of eleven Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) in Sex Differences nationwide and is co-funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Research Grant 1U54AG062322). The Career Enhancement Core is a part of the ROSA Center based in the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact Mara Hampson.

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