Daniel Beard will present "Simulation of cellular biochemical system kinetics" on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM in N172 Beadle Center.
Research in Dr. Beard's laboratory is focused on systems engineering approaches to understanding the operation of physiological systems in health and disease. One of the major projects of the group is on theoretical and experimental characterization of the thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrophysiology of mitochondria. Dr. Beard's group has determined how mitochondrial ATP synthesis in the heart is physiologically controlled how this feedback mechanism breaks down in heart failure. Additional research projects in the Beard group include analysis of large-scale biochemical systems, whole-body cardiovascular mechanics and transport, blood-flow regulation, mechanisms of renal solute transport.