Data-driven hypothesis: a resource for biological discovery - Dr. Matt Hirschey - Duke University



Start 4 February, 2021, 12 PM

End 1 PM


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Matthew Hirschey is a tenured Associate Professor at Duke University in the Departments of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, and is a faculty member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute where his lab is located. His work has appeared in several leading journals, including Nature, Science, Cell Metabolism and Molecular Cell. He has received numerous awards including an Innovator Award from the American Heart Association, a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation, the Helmholtz Young Investigator in Diabetes (HeIDi) Award, and the Glenn Award. Dr. Hirschey, who started his lab at Duke in 2011, studies how cells integrate nutrient sensing and metabolism. He is particularly interested in how metabolites and chemical modifications control metabolism.


  1. Identify how to move from data to information
  2. Understand how data science can facilitate biological discovery
  3. Learn how to leverage a new resource for biological discovery

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