Corey Cunningham Awarded F32 fellowship from NIH
Jan 4, 2021 2:00 PM
Mitochondria are organelles which play essential roles in cellular metabolism, biosynthesis, apoptosis, and innate immunity and their dysfunction is often associated with diseases like diabetes, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. While most depictions of mitochondrial biology assume all mitochondria within a given cell function equivalently, my fellowship aims to fully uncover intracellular mitochondrial heterogeneity (specialized populations of mitochondria) and how this specialization is important for cell homeostasis. Understanding the mechanisms of how these specialized mitochondrial populations arise and how they are maintained will illuminate a new field of mitochondrial biology and cellular metabolism.