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21 Jul
Tonight on a special #MitoMonday, we briefly highlight the life and works of everyone's favorite scientist, Dr. Rosalind Franklin. #DNA #WomenInSTEM #LateNightWithTheRutterLab Image
Dr. Rosalind Elsie Franklin was born on July 25 1920 in Notting Hill London. She attended @Newnham_College at @Cambridge_Uni in 1938 to study Chemistry, & graduated in 1941. 2/
During WWII, Dr. Franklin did war-related graduate work with the British Coal Utilization Research Association. She studied the porosity of coal using helium to determine its density. She earned her PhD in 1945. 3/
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16 Jun
Tonight on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight and remember the life and works of Dr. Beth Levine, A giant in the field of autophagy research, who sadly passed away recently. #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #WomenInSTEM #Autophagy
Dr. Beth Levine was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1960. She obtained a degree in French studies from @BrownUniversity in 1981. She then earned her medical degree from @WeillCornell in 1986, and was a resident at @MountSinaiNYC hospital in internal medicine until 1989. 2/
In 1989 she joined the lab of Dr. Diane Griffen at @JohnsHopkins as a postdoc, working on infectious diseases and the neurobiology of viral pathogens. She then joined @Columbia in 1992, where she served as the Director of virology research from 1994-2004. 3/
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7 Jan
Tonight on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight the life & works of one of the greatest biochemists of all time, Argentine @NobelPrize laureate Dr. Luis Federico Leloir, #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #BiochemGOAT Image
Dr. Leloir was born in Paris in 1906. His father passed away due to an illness a wk before his birth. 2 yrs later the family moved back to Argentina. Eventually he enrolled in the school of medicine @UBAonline. 2/
He earned his MD in 1932 & worked at the university hospital for 2 years. Dissatisfied with his work, he pursued & earned a PhD in 1936 from Dr. Bernardo Houssay’s lab, who would go on to share the @NobelPrize with the Coris in 1947. 3/ Image
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10 Dec 19
Tonight we have a special installment of #MitoMonday as @ClaireBensard hosts a #Tweetorial on her recent paper in @CellMetabolism #LateNightWithTheRutterLab
Can a specific metabolic program provoke a cell to become a cancer cell? Focusing mainly on glucose, with some thoughts on fatty acids, and glutamine, we tested the uncoupling of glycolysis and glucose oxidation to induce the transformation from stem cell to cancer cell. 2/
Long ago, Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells perform aerobic glycolysis, but we didn’t know how a cell could control flux from cytosolic glycolysis to mitochondrial glucose oxidation until the transporter was identified… #MPC 3/
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10 Sep 19
Tonight on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight the life and works of an extraordinary scientist who helped discover not one but two organelles, the late great Dr. Christian de Duve. #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #OrganellesRCool
Dr de Duve was born in 1917 near London, to Belgian parents who sought refuge there during WWI. The family returned to Belgium after the war. Dr. de Duve entered the medical school of @UCLouvain_be in 1934. He joined the lab of J.P. Bouckaert where he studied insulin. 2/
Interesting Fact #1: Dr. de Duve was drafted by the Belgian army during WWII and was captured by the Germans. Dr. de Duve, used his knowledge of German and Flemish to outwit the enemy and escape back home where he immediately returned to research. #BadAss 3/
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2 Jul 19
Today on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight Dr Julius Richard Petri and the story of his invention that bears his name. #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #MidNightEdition
Dr. Julius Petri was born in the city of Barmen, Germany on the 31st of May 1852. He received his medical training at the Kaiser Wilhelm-Academy for military physicians in Berlin and earned his doctorate in medicine in 1876. He would practice as a military physician till 1882. 2/
Dr. Petri was assigned to a research facility called the Imperial Health Office in Berlin from 1877 to 1879 where he served as the lab assistant to Dr. Robert Koch, aka the father of modern #microbiology. 3/
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