PEOPLE

XIN JIE CHEN

Principal Investigator

Ph.D (Université Paris-Sud)

(Molecular and Cellular Genetics)

Dr. Chen was trained as a molecular biologist in Hiroshi Fukuhara's lab at Institut Curie in Paris. He then worked with Desmond Clark-Walker (The Australian National University) and Ronald Butow (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas) on the mechanism of mitochondrial DNA inheritance. He has a long-standing interest in the understanding of how mitochondrial damage affects cell fitness and survival, and its implications for muscular, neural and heart diseases.

Dr. Chen teaches mitochondrial genetics, stress signaling, redox biology, nutrition, metabolism, obesity, metabolic syndrome and the biology of aging.

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LIAM P. COYNE

BSc (Cornell University)

MD/Ph.D candidate
NIA Predoctoral Fellow

 

Liam is a NIA (National Institute on Aging) predoctoral fellow. He studies the molecular mechanism by which mitochondrial stress causes neural and muscular degeneration.

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ARNAV RANA

BSc (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

MD/Ph.D candidate

AHA Predoctoral Fellow

Arnav is interested in the mechanism of mitochondrial stress signaling and its implications for cardiac function.

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XIAOWEN WANG

Research Scientist
MSc (University of Melbourne)

Xiaowen is experienced and multi-skilled, working with yeast, cultured human cells and mice.

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NICHOLAS BRENNAN

BSc (SUNY Oneonta )

MD/Ph.D candidate
 

Nick is interested in the mechanism of mitochondrial stress signaling, cellular proteostasis and muscle aging

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GARGI MISHRA

BSc (Mount Holyoke College)

MD/Ph.D candidate
 

Gargi explores the mechanisms of mitochondrial protein import stress. She is interested in identifying cellular pathways that maintain the functional competency of mitochondria under stress conditions.

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Joseph V. Mauro

BSc (Binghamton University)

MD/Ph.D candidate
 

Joe investigates how mitochondrial stress signaling affects cardiac and metabolic health.

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