All-Day Symposium Honoring Dr. Patricia Hinkle
May 31, 2018
Registration is FREE. But all those wanting to attend must register online.
Dr. Patricia Hinkle, Professor Emeritus, has enjoyed a distinguished career studying how peptide hormones signal to create cellular responses. Signaling pathways for melanocortin and thyrotrophin-releasing hormone are two areas that Dr. Hinkle has made seminal contributions. She has more than 140 publications and trained numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the John. R. Murlin lecture and this keynote lecture will be presented by Dr. Heidi Hamm, Vanderbilt University, the Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle, Chair.
Many of Dr. Hinkle’s former students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians will return to discuss their work and respective career paths at this symposium. Please see our attendees page for those confirmed to attend the event.
Dr. Heidi Hamm, the Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Professor in Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Keynote Lecture for the Hinkle symposium. She will be presenting the 2018 John R. Murlin Lecture.
Dr. Hamm's work is focused on understanding the molecular basis of signaling mechanisms mediated by G proteins, which are switch proteins. G proteins are normally inactive, but a receptor that has received a specific signal can activate G proteins, leading to changes in the activity of enzymes that produce second messengers such as cyclic AMP and calcium.
The resulting changes in cellular activity underlie a large number of physiological processes. G protein-mediated signalling cascades are key regulators of many physiological processes, including processes of development, differentiation, and regulation of cell division.
For more information, please visit the Hamm Lab.
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