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Scientist to Discuss Intracellular Research

Lecture Part of Asa Gray Speaker Series

Written By Colleen Bierstine '15, PR Intern

Masonic Medical research scientist to discuss work


Utica, NY (11/13/2013)
- Matthew Betzenhauser, research scientist at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, will give his lecture, “Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ Release Channels in Physiology and Disease,” as a part of Utica College’s Fall 2013 Asa Gray Series.

Betzenhauser will explain how a regulated rise in intracellular Ca2+ represents a universal signal utilized by cells to control a wide range of physiological processes. He will discuss his research that aims to understand the molecular bases and physiological consequences of Inositol trisphosphate receptors (IP3R) and Ryanodine receptors (RyR) regulation, as well as how cardiovascular diseases and aging disrupt these channels.

The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 in the Donahue Auditorium located in UC’s Gordon Science Center. A reception will take place outside room 106 in Gordon immediately following the lecture. It is free and open to the public.

For more information visit www.utica.edu/asagray. 

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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