Speaker : Dr. Chris Moyes – Queen’s University – Department of Biology
Title : Evolution of Metabolic Genes
My research focuses on evolution of genes that determine the metabolic phenotype of vertebrate muscle. Though many aspects of energy metabolism are notoriously conserved, we focus on genes/proteins that have diversified in lineage-specific ways. These differences in structure affect metabolic function and alter how the proteins integrate into pathways that link energetic stress and physiological remodeling.