2024 IBB Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Lecture
Antentor "A.J." Hinton, Jr., Ph.D. - Vanderbilt University
Antentor "A.J." Hinton, Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences
Antentor "A.J." Hinton, Jr. is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center and the Ernest E. Just Early Career Investigator.
Hinton’s research projects, including those funded by United Negro College Fund/Bristol Myers Squibb, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s (BWF) Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI), and NIH-SRP, aim to elucidate insulin-mediated molecular mechanisms that regulate cristae dynamics and to identify molecular mechanisms that underlie molecule transfer between and morphological changes in the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) that can be altered in pathophysiological states, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. More recently, Hinton received the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Science Diversity Leadership Award for his FIBSEM and SBFSEM imaging work on mitochondrial networks in human disease. Hinton is an active member in the Endocrine Society and serves on the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and Scientific Statements Subcommittee. Currently, Hinton serves on six editorial boards: Aging Cell, Journal of Cell Physiology, Circulation Research, American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology, and Advanced Biology. Hinton is also an associate editor of the Specialty Section of Bioenergetics in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.
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