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Thu, Apr 28


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MITO2i 2nd Annual Research Symposium

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MITO2i 2nd Annual Research Symposium

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EDT

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Welcome and Mitochondria and Brain Video

Panel Brain and Mitochondrial, from diagnostics, to early detection to treatment

Ana Andreazza – The role of mitochondrial health and metabolic syndrome
Manuel Resendez – A clinical application for mitochondrial screening in bipolar disorder
Shebani Sethi - Metabolic Psychiatry: Brain & Metabolism
Darcy Fehlings – The role of Mitochondrial DNA variants in cerebral palsy

(Panel Discussion)

Drs. James Dowling and Emanuela Pannia: Pik3c2b in skeletal muscle mitochondrial function and how it may be involved in regulating insulin signaling pathways.

Panel A


Perspectives From Lived Experience, Foundation and Partners –

how can we work together?

Jan Ellison – Bazuicki Brain Research Fund
Vani Jain – Daymark Foundation
Phyllis Foxworth – DBSA
Kirk Nylen – Ontario Brain Institute
Iain Campbel – Keto studies
Grainne Gorman – Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research

(Panel Discussion)

Lunch Break.

Keynote Speaker – Brian T. Kalish, M.D.
Director of Neonatology Research & Neonatologist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Trainee Presentations:

Neda Rashidiranjbar: The efficacy of photobiomodulation (PBM), a form of therapy that uses lights, in the treatment of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


 Rebecca Assor: Human cerebral organoids to assess and treat severe epileptic/mitochondrial encephalopathies

Sarah Hui: Investigating the effects of phosphorylation of CHIP on alpha synuclein mediated mitophagy

Gabriel Siebieger: Mitochondrial transplantation as a rescue strategy for the treatment of injured lungs allocated for transplantation

Sanna Masud: Surveying the TAZ mutational landscape in yeast and human cell

Kyla Trkulja: Identification of mitochondrial nuclear export cargo and modulation by the XPO1 inhibitor selinexor in diffuse large B cell lymphoma

Mehakpreet Thind: Metabolic Regulation of Neutrophil Biology in a Murine Model of Severe Malnutrition

Closing Remarks.

Mitochondria Technologies Trainee Session with Professor Chris Perry

The Schedule

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