KIHA Yale Seminar Series: Harm Kampinga
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Engineering & Computer Science, Room 510, Event Space
KIHA Yale Endowed Lectureship Series presents Harm Kampinga, PhD, Head of the Dept. Biomedical Sciences of Cells & Systems | The Netherlands. He will present on:
How Cells Combat Protein Damage to Prevent Aging and Aging-Related Cellular Damage
ECS 510 @ 4 pm
Harm Kampinga graduated in Biology at the University of Groningen in 1984 and received my PhD in 1989 in Groningen. He became a full professor in the Department of Cell Biology in 2001 and became head of this Department in 2015. The central theme of his research has always been related to the consequences of protein un- or misfolding on cellular functions. Major discoveries from his lab include the asymmetric segregation of protein damage in stem cells, the functional diversity of HSPs and their role in dealing with different disease-associated protein aggregation diseases, and the discovery of set of specific DNAJ family protein members (DNAJB6 and DNAJB8) with an exquisitely high potency to delay amyloidogenesis.