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. Anthony Jones!
Congratulations to Anthony on successfully defending his thesis last Friday, October 28th! His thesis was titled “Determining the role of CoA in alternative macrophage activation.” Anthony will continue to work in the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher as he prepares for his next adventure of Med School.
Welcome Marisa, our newest lab member!
This summer we welcomed Marisa to the lab! She is a student in the department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology here at UCLA!