Welcome to the Mitochondrial Metabolism and Bioenergetics Laboratory! Our group studies how energy metabolism and metabolic flexibility – the ability to switch between sugar, amino acid, and fatty acid oxidation in response to biological cues – can control cell function and fate. Ultimately, we aim to discover novel regulatory points of metabolism and develop mitochondrial proteins and pathways as therapeutic drug targets.
Introducing Dr. Aracely Acevedo!
Congratulations to Aracely on presenting her thesis defense titled “The BCKDK inhibitor BT2 is a chemical uncoupler that lowers mitochondrial ROS production and de novo lipogenesis.” We wish Aracely the best of luck in her next chapter of life!
Winner of the 2023 Agilent Early Career Professor Award!
We congratulate Ajit for being awarded the 2023 Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Each year Agilent selects one professor who they believe demonstrates outstanding potential for future research, significant original research contributions enabling technologies of importance to Agilent and the world, and aligns with the focus topic. This year’s focus topic was “Contributions to the development of live cell analytical tools to identify and measure novel critical quality attributes to advance biomanufacturing applications.” For more information please see this link.