One of the keys to ultimately conquering disease and extending the healthy lifespans of human beings is going to be to advance and refine our understanding of the machinery of living cells.
Our guest on this edition of FOCUS In Sound, Dr. John York, has done as much as any scientist in the last two decades to contribute to knowledge of cellular processes, particularly in the area of inositol signaling, which has emerged as a critical factor in the regulation of a wide variety of biochemical phenomena, including calcium release, membrane trafficking, channel activity, nuclear function, and more.
John holds a dual appointment at Duke University, where he is a Cancer Biology Professor of Pharmacology and a Professor of Biochemistry. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In 1995, he was one of the original recipients of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences.