Lipidomics and Phospholipases

Presented by: Professor Richard Gross

About Professor Richard Gross

Dr. Richard W. Gross received his A.B. degree from Columbia University, his M.D. degree from New York University and his Ph.D. degree from Washington University. He had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Gilbert Stork in synthetic organic chemistry at Columbia, Dr. Burton Sobel in cardiology and Dr. David Kipnis in diabetes & metabolism at the Washington University Medical School. After his cardiology training, Dr. Gross matriculated into the Chemistry Department at Washington University and was mentored by Dr. Samuel Weissman in magnetic resonance. Dr. Gross was a Searle Scholar and was the recipient of an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. He has served on the scientific board of the American Heart Association and recently received the Solomon Berson Award in Basic Science.  

During the last 40 years, Dr. Gross’ laboratory is known for its work on lipidomics, intracellular phospholipases, mitochondrial function and the roles of membrane molecular dynamics and physical properties in modulating transmembrane protein functions. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and numerous review articles. Dr. Gross was the principal investigator on a 20-year Program Project Grant on the biochemical mechanisms mediating diabetic cardiomyopathy. These studies identified mitochondrial dysfunction due to activation of phospholipases as important mediators of ischemia and diabetic heart disease. Currently, Dr. Gross is the Director of the Division of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and a Professor of Medicine, Chemistry and Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine campus and the Washington University Danforth campus.

October 20th, 2021
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