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Back to Basics on metabolism

Harry Anthony and Satchidananda Panda

Audience member Harry Anthony (left) engaged in an animated conversation with Satchidananda Panda at the Back to Basics reception

Salk supporters gathered for the latest Back to Basics lecture on April 3, which featured Marc Montminy, professor in the Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, and Satchidananda Panda of Salk's regulatory Biology Laboratory.

Montminy kicked off the event by sharing his lab's latest research on metabolism. His lecture ranged from general information about the human diet and activity over millennia to today's growing obesity epidemic. Panda followed with a talk on circadian rhythms and their complex implications for diet and metabolism. Both presentations captivated the enthusiastic audience and prompted a lively question and answer session.