How the Circadian Clock Knows What Time It Is
Thursday 17th November 2022 from 19:00 for 19:30
Abingdon United Football Club (Northcourt Rd, OX14 1PL, Abingdon)
All organisms show 24-hour rhythms in their physiology and behaviour, orchestrated by a circadian clock that coordinates internal time with the external world. Dr Jagannath’s research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms by which the circadian clock picks up cues from the external environment and is set to the right time.
Note: This talk will be preceded by a short AGM.
Speaker: Dr Aarti Jagannath
Dr Jagannath read for a DPhil on the mechanisms of RNA interference at Brasenose College, Oxford. She subsequently joined the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, as a Roche Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on the circadian clock. After staying in the unit, she became a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) David Phillips Fellow and group leader. Her group researches the molecular mechanisms that regulate circadian clock entrainment.
She was awarded the L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship in 2015 and is the founder of a spin-out company, Circadian Therapeutics, that translates research into the clinical arena. She is also a mother of two and a passionate advocate for women in STEM careers.