Prof. Martin Picard Columbia University, USA1 Talk
Martin Picard first trained in neuroimmunology and received a PhD in mitochondrial biology of aging in 2012 at McGill University, working on skeletal muscle mitochondria with Yan Burelle, Tanja Taivassalo, and Russ Hepple. During his studies, he also trained in systems biology, integrative medicine, and psychosocial oncology. Martin then completed... read morea postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine with Doug Wallace. During this period, he also worked on stress pathophysiology with Bruce McEwen at the Rockefeller University, and on mitochondrial disease with Sir. Doug Turnbull at the Wellcome Center for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle, UK. In 2015, he joined the faculty at Columbia University where he and his team now explore how mitochondria act as transducers of stress – from organelle to organism – into molecular changes that influence aging and health/disease trajectories.