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Student receives honor from Arizona Physiological Association

December 02, 2008

Natalie Lefort, a kinesiology doctoral student studying mitochondria from human insulin-resistant muscle in the laboratory of Lawrence Mandarino, director of the Center for Metabolic Biology and professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology, received top honors for her oral presentation at the inaugural meeting of the Arizona Physiological Society held in Tucson, AZ, Nov. 7-8.

Students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Midwestern University were in attendance. Lefort’s presentation was entitled "Mitochondria from human insulin-resistant muscle have normal oxidative capacity but produce high level of reactive oxygen species.”