Laila Alfadhli from the University of Ottawa's Translational and Molecular Medicine program interviews Dr. Mary-Ellen Harper. Dr. Harper is the university research chair in mitochondrial bioenergetics, director of the Metabolomics Advanced Training and International Exchange (MATRIX) program, and director (Interim) of the Ottawa Institute of System Biology. In this episode, Dr. Harper provides a general overview of the research conducted in her lab, discusses translating mechanistic research to clinical conditions, and gives insight into why she wrote some of her research articles.
Learn more: https://www.theharperlab.com/
This episode is brought to you by students from the 2023 Translational and Molecular Medicine cohort at the University of Ottawa. Laila Alfadhli (voice), Naveed Shahzada (Producer), Omar Ferri (content generation), Abdulla Al Aidie (post-production), and Celine Fawagreh (capsule design and voiceover).
1:11 - General overview of The Harper Lab's research
3:01 - Metabolic terminology: What's in the name?
7:50 - Factors affecting weight loss variability in obesity
11:25 - Explaining how oxidative fibers play a role in weight lose variability to the general public
12:50 - Appealing factors of metabolic research
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