Speaker Details

Speaker

SATCHINDANANDA PANDA, PhD

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Professor, Regulatory Biology Laboratory,

Satchin Panda is a professor in the Regulatory Biology Department at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He is interested in understanding the molecular mechanism of the biological clock. The biological clock or circadian oscillator in most organisms coordinates behavior and physiology with the natural light-dark cycle. His laboratory uses genetic, genomics and biochemical approaches to identify genes under circadian regulation in different organs and to understand the mechanism of such regulation. His lab also tries to characterize the mechanism by which the circadian oscillator is synchronized to the natural light-dark condition. Both classical rod/cone photoreceptors and a newly identified ocular photopigment melanopsin participate in photoentrainment of the clock. Research in his lab is geared towards identifying molecular components and events critical for transmitting light information from the eye to the master oscillator in the brain. Satchin is the author of popular book, “The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy and Sleep Well Every Night”.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, PhD from the Scripps Research Institute in California, and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, San Diego.

Symposium Faculty

Russell Foster

University of Oxford

Peng Li

Tsinghua University

Christopher Glass

University of California San Diego

Takashi Kadowaki

University of Tokyo

Roger D. Kornberg

Stanford University

Judith Klumperman

University Medical Center Utrecht

Jeffrey Friedman

Rockefeller University

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David Sabatini

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Satchindananda Panda

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Anu Suomalainen

University of Helsinki

Tobias Walther

Harvard Medical School

David Mangelsdorf

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Nilay Yapıcı

Cornell University

Semir Beyaz

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Gülçin Pekkurnaz

University of California San Diego

Betül Kaçar

University of Arizona