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.
Devanshi Graduates and Heads Back to Biotech!
Congratulations to Devanshi for graduating from UCLA a quarter early, and accepting a position at Cytokinetics, Inc. in South San Francisco, where she was previously a summer intern. It was great having you as part of the lab, even if remote due to COVID-19!
Aracely Passes her Qualifying Exam!
Congratulations to Aracely on passing her qualifying exams and officially becoming a Ph.D. candidate! We are very proud and look forward to seeing all she will accomplish in the coming years.