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Beverly Hills Stop: A Tom Metz Lecture

At the post-symposium Carousel of Hope black-tie dinner, Tom and Lori Metz strike a stylish pose.

Chemist and Integrative Omics scientist Tom Metz delivered one of nine invited talks at the Carousel of Hope Symposium on Oct. 6 in Beverly Hills, Calif., part of an annual charity event to benefit diabetes research.

This year’s science theme at the symposium was type 1 diabetes (T1D) technologies and biomarker identification approaches.

Metz’s presentation, on the protein biomarkers of beta cell stress and death in T1D, touched on the autoimmune process that leads to the condition. In the context of T1D, he also introduced the approach to biomarker discovery used by the Integrative Omics group.

The talk drew on data from two simultaneous projects PNNL is a part of: the NIH-funded, multi-institution BetaMarker project and a large multi-national study called The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY)

Afterwards, Metz attended a star-studded black-tie dinner with his wife, PNNL scientist Lori Metz. Jay Leno was master of ceremonies, and non-science glitterati in attendance included Robert De Niro, Gladys Knight, Quincy Jones, Joan Collins, Bob Newhart, Fred Savage, and many others.

October 2018
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