Metabolic Flexibility and Suspended Animation

04/04/2013 - 6:45pm
Mark Roth


Roth Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


For living things, time is marked by the internal orderly progression of sequential events. In fact, all dynamic processes are manifestations of biological time. Amazingly, all animated life processes involve conversion of chemical energy to kinetic energy through processes analogous to the burning of a candle. Dr. Roth will explore the range of ability for living things to change the rate of burning from normal rates to those associated with suspended animation. He will also consider how the rate of burning is naturally controlled and how we might use this understanding to improve survival limits.