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Virtual Keynote: Nobel Laureate Dr. Gregg L. Semenza

April 2, 2021 at 8:00 am - 9:00 am


In partnership with the international Hypoxia Symposia, the School of Health and Exercise Sciences presents Molecular Mechanism of Transcriptional Activation Mediated by Hypoxia-Inducible Factors.

One of today’s preeminent researchers on the molecular mechanisms of oxygen regulation, Dr. Gregg L. Semenza has led the field in uncovering how cells adapt to changing oxygen levels. He is best known for his ground-breaking discovery of the HIF-1 (hypoxia-inducible factor 1) protein, which controls genes in response to changes in oxygen availability. The finding has far-reaching implications in understanding and treating low-oxygen health conditions such as coronary artery disease and tumor growth.

Dr. Semenza was recognized for this groundbreaking research in 2019, when awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He shares the award with William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D. of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Peter J. Ratcliffe of Oxford University.

Dr. Semenza is a professor of pediatrics, radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, biological chemistry, medicine, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Pediatrics and serves as the director of the vascular program at the Institute for Cell Engineering.




April 2, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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