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.
Congrats to Neira, UCLA Class of 2023 Graduate!
We wish a huge congratulations to Neira, an undergraduate researcher in the lab who just graduated from UCLA. Neira graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a minor in Mathematical Biology. She will be greatly missed, but we are excited to see all she accomplishes in this next chapter!
Congratulations to Amy!
Congratulations to Amy for becoming a UCLA McNair Research Scholar. Good luck as you start your independent research project in the lab!