Lectures and seminars MolMet Webinar: Thomas Hurd

12-05-2023 3:00 pm Add to iCal

Welcome to the MolMet webinar with Dr Thomas Hurd, University of Toronto, Canada.

Assist. Professor Thomas Hurd, University of Toronto.
Assist. Professor Thomas Hurd, University of Toronto. Photo: Thomas Hurd


Assistant Professor Thomas Hurd, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada.

The Hurd lab is focused on determining how mitochondrial DNA is inherited from mother to offspring, and how mitochondria influence stem cell fate and differentiation. We use an integrative approach that includes molecular genetics, cell biology and state-of-the-art microscopy in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and in mammalian cells.


How deleterious mitochondrial DNA is eliminated in the germline

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Further reading

Palozzi et al. (2022). Mitochondrial DNA quality control in the female germline requires a unique programmed mitophagy. Cell Metabolism. DOI:10.1016/j.cmet.2022.10.005

Monteiro et al. (2023). Mitochondrial remodelling is essential for female germ cell differentiation and survival. PLoS Genetics https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1010610


Christoph Freyer Affiliated to research