Ask Dr. Darria: Mitochondrial Disease

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Dr. Darria and guest expert, Dr. Victor Darley-Usmar, answer listeners' questions about mitochondrial disease.
Air Date: 9/22/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Victor Darley-Usmar, MD
Victor-Darly-UsmarDr. Victor Darley-Usmar has had a career-long interest in mitochondrial enzymes, mitochondrial diseases, and redox signaling. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine in 2012. At UAB his contribution to research in mitochondrial pathology was recognized by his appointment as the Foundation Faculty for the “Endowed Professorship in Mitochondrial Medicine and Pathology” and as the recipient of the prestigious “Creativity is a Decision” and “Blue Sky” Awards from UAB for the Bioenergetic Health Index concept. The overall goal of his research is to develop novel approaches to the understanding how bioenergetic dysfunction and redox-dependent changes contribute to the pathology of disease.