Signaling and Metabolism

Join Emerging Researchers Tamara Moretti, Iowa State University, and Yumi (Ida) Konagaya, Weill Cornell, for their talks in the Signaling and Metabolism track. Speakers submitted top-scoring abstracts to the Cell Bio 2021 meeting that were not selected for talks.


Tamara Moretti
Iowa State University

Tamara’s research is focused on deciphering the mechanism on how Kelch-like proteins affect the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) signaling and how their defects cause human diseases. She utilizes conditional knockdown or overexpression strategies in cultured cells in addition to generating Zebrafish (Danio rerio) knockout lines. Her goal is to identify targets for novel therapies to improve human health.

Yumi (Ida) Konagaya
Weill Cornell

A postdoc in the lab of Tobias Meyer at Weill Cornell, Yumi Konagaya (Ida) studies cell fate determination using live-cell imaging and single-cell analysis. She received her PhD from Kyoto University, where she developed a mouse line expressing a novel FRET reporter for AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity. She used this mouse line to study tissue- and cell-type specific effects of exercise and metformin treatment. Her current focus is to understand how cells decide to enter the cell cycle using live-cell reporters for cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) and E2F. She is passionate about developing tools to investigate how signaling dynamics encode biological information.



Starts: September 15, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

Ends: September 15, 2022 1:00 pm EDT