Speaker Details



Washington University

Yasemin Sancak is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington. She earned her undergraduate degree from Bogazici University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Turkey and her graduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her thesis work under Dr. David Sabatini’s supervision at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research investigated the mechanism of amino acid-induced cellular growth. After completion of her thesis work, she joined Dr. Vamsi Mootha’s laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital where she focused on understanding the biochemical composition of the mitochondrial calcium uptake machinery. Her lab currently investigates the role of mitochondrial calcium uptake in regulation of mitochondrial metabolism and signaling.

Symposium Faculty

Elçin Ünal

University of California, Berkeley

Ali Deniz Güler

University of Virginia

Yasemin Sancak

Washington University

Ömer Yılmaz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph L. Goldstein

University of Texas

Michael S. Brown

University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Linda Partridge

University College London

Bruce Spiegelman

Harvard Medical School

Ronald M. Evans

Salk Institute

Leslie Vosshall

The Rockefeller University

Michael Czech

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jean Schaffer

Washington University

Gerald Shulman

Yale University

Shizuo Akira

Osaka University

Brenda Schulman

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Vamsi Mootha

Massachusetts General Hosptial

Peter Walter

University of California, San Francisco