Gladstone Science Talks
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Ken Nakamura, MD, PhD

Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease

Energy failure is an underlying mechanism in multiple neurodegenerative diseases. In this seminar, Ken Nakamura will describe his team’s innovative approaches to investigate neuronal mitochondrial function, and how his work may lead to novel therapeutics designed to maintain or restore cellular energy levels.

The Nakamura Lab investigates mitochondrial biology and metabolism in the brain, and is particularly interested in understanding how disrupting mitochondria and energy metabolism in neurons contributes to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Recently, his team defined the “ATPome”—the subset of genes that determine cellular energy levels, which could lead to new therapeutic approaches for diseases of energy failure.


June 23, 2021
11:00am-12:00pm PDT

Gladstone Science Talks allow investigators to share the latest research from their laboratories. These talks are open to the broader Gladstone community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.