The 30th Annual C. R. Stephen Lecture of the Department of Anesthesiology was delivered by Vamsi Mootha, M.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Mootha discussed Mitochondrial Systems Biology: Understanding the Whole from the Parts at the lecture on April 11, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Eric P. Newman Education Center.
The long-term goal of Dr. Mootha’s research program is to apply genomics and systems biology approaches to study mitochondrial biology in health and in disease. His graduate thesis work, clinical training, and postdoctoral work have all been focused on mitochondrial biology.
Annually the department hosts a lecture named in honor of C.R. Stephen, MD, F.F.A.R.C.S. Washington University School of Medicine named him professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology in 1971 and concurrently he was named anesthesiologist-in-chief at Barnes and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. Dr. Stephen was the author of more than 160 scientific papers and two monographs. He also received many honors throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Anesthesiologists, was an associate examiner with the American Board of Anesthesiology and, in 1981, he received the ASA Distinguished Service Award.