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Lang to present at spring Dean’s Lecture on “Under the Influence: Mechanisms Mediating Alcohol-Induced Muscle Wasting”
May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Charles Lang, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Surgery, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Penn State College of Medicine, will present this year’s spring Dean’s Lecture.
Dr. Lang’s research focuses on the physiological mechanisms underlying the development of cachexia -a condition characterized as a loss in body mass and metabolic dysfunction. Cachexia is associated with several prevalent chronic health conditions including many cancers, AIDS, extended bedrest and disuse, weightlessness, burns, sepsis, and chronic alcohol use.
Dr. Lang has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 30 years and is the primary investigator on an NIH R37 MERIT award from the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Lunch will be provided at the event, and the presentation of the annual Research Recognition Awards will follow the lecture, beginning at 1 p.m.