The Basic Sciences Division hosts a weekly Current Biology Seminar series where leading-edge researchers are invited from around the world to share their latest scientific breakthroughs. Lectures are typically every Tuesday and are held as virtual events.
Richard Morimoto, Ph.D.
Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology
Director of the Rice Institute for Biomedical Research
The Morimoto lab studies the regulation of the heat shock response and the function of molecular chaperones and the proteostasis network to maintain the functional health of the proteome, to ensure optimal cellular health and to promote longevity. The labs current interests are: to understand how different tissues in C. elegans sense diverse forms of environmental and physiological stress and communicate proteotoxic stress signals between tissues to determine organismal health, to determine the mechanisms by which proteostasis collapse occurs in aging and the relationship between proteostasis failure and other markers of aging.
Seminar Title: “Organismal Proteostasis: Scales of Quality Control Mechanisms in Aging and Disease”