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COST Action CA15203 Mitochondrial fitness mapping
MITOEAGLE: Evolution - Age - Gender - Lifestyle - Environment

MitoPedia topics: EAGLE 

COST: Participant

Name Iyer Shilpa, PhD, Assistant professor

Director, Dean’s Undergraduate Research Initiative (DURI)

Shilpa Iyer

Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

School of Engineering

Virginia Commonwealth University

Address West Hall, Room 410

601 West Main Street, 23284-3028

City Richmond
State/Province Virginia (VA)
Country USA
Email siyer@vcu.edu
Weblink Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
O2k-Network Lab US VA Richmond Bennett JP, US VA Richmond Iyer S

Labels: Field of research: Basic, Clinical 


Published Reference
Bioenergetics Exhibition - Art meets Gentle Science 2015-03-15 Richmond VA US, 2015 Mar 15 - Jun 17. Bioenergetics Exhibition - Art meets Gentle Science
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Iyer 2012 Hum Gene Ther 2012 Iyer S, Bergquist K, Young K, Gnaiger E, Rao RR, Bennett JP Jr (2012) Mitochondrial gene therapy improves respiration, biogenesis and transcription in G11778A Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy and T8993G Leigh’s syndrome cells. Hum Gene Ther 23:647-57.
Iyer 2009 Mitochondrion 2009 Iyer S, Thomas R, Portell F, Dunham L, Quigley C, Bennett JP (2009) Recombinant mitochondrial transcription factor A with N-terminal mitochondrial transduction domain increases respiration and mitochondrial gene expression. Mitochondrion 9:196-203.
Keeney 2009 Hum Gene Ther 2009 Keeney PM, Quigley CK, Dunham LD, Papageorge CM, Iyer S, Thomas RR, Schwarz KM, Trimmer PA, Khan SM, Portell FR, Bergquist KE, Bennett JP (2009) Mitochondrial gene therapy augments mitochondrial physiology in a Parkinson's disease cell model. Hum Gene Ther 20:897-907.
Iyer 2008 Nature Precedings 2008 Iyer S, Thomas R, Portell F, Dunham L, Quigley C, Bennett JP (2008) Recombinant mitochondrial transcription factor A with N-terminal mitochondrial transduction domain increases respiration and mitochondrial gene expression in G11778A leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy cybrid cells. Nature Precedings: hdl:10101/npre.2008.2084.1


Published Reference
Iyer 2014 Abstract MiP2014 2014 Bioenergetics: arts meets gentle science in sickness and in health.
Iyer 2012 Abstract Bioblast 2012 Iyer S (2012) Gentle Science in the real world of mitochondrial physiology and genetics. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.

Gentle Science by Shilpa Iyer



For Academic chairs are many,
Yet wise and noble teachers few;
And lecture rooms numerous,
Youth seeking truth and justice few.

Fast discoveries in science are a new reality,
Creating chaotic events lacking in quality,
We all read such papers so why complain?
Will it ever change or will this remain?

Certainly this cannot be mother nature’s way,
For she asks us to stop and think QA.
One must strive to improve quality,
Hidden in the depths of our fractal creativity

As we ameliorate our human society.
under the umbrella of scientific quality.
For each of us has a little responsibility,
To shape the world with our own individuality.

Einstein said, ”Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple and may as a rule be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” Yes, you are so right.. “GS” should not be treated as a trivial or light hearted concept. It is in fact a movement which aims towards contributing to the elevation of the human race and human life. Gentle science is a wake up call urging all of us to understand the intellectual work be it creative or receptive. It is a contemporary thought built upon an ancient concept. As an artist scientist all I can say is this movement is a hidden, intricate and beautiful fractal order underlying all seemingly chaotic fast paced scientific events. We as individuals can be personified as patterns relaying the simple unifying message in infinite variations and themes to revolutionize the view of the scientific world. Gentle Science basically aims to create a bridge between science and spirituality and applies this knowledge to better understand our own life and to live in harmony within our selves and with the universe around us. What we are really trying to achieve is a genesis of new ideas to reform our society.

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