Saad defends his dissertation!


August 5, 2021.  Congrats to Saad Hussain for successful defense of his dissertation titled, “A novel role for RalA in lipid droplet growth”.  We will miss Saad greatly and wish…

Saad’s research published in Cell Reports!


July 28, 2021.  Congratulations to Saad Hussain on the publication of his paper, “RalA and PLD1 promote lipid droplet growth in response to nutrient withdrawal” in the Journal Cell Reports. …

Tuyet graduates with Highest Distinction!


May 28, 2021.  Congratulations to our talented undergraduate student Tuyet-Minh Tran for her graduation from UVA!  Tuyet earned her degree in Human Biology with highest distinction!  We wish Tuyet the…

MitoGenie goes live!


April 19, 2021.  We are pleased to introduce!  Mitogenie is an intuitive cloud-based analytical research platform that supports the full cycle of data – from planning to publish.  Mitogenie…

New set of research tools published in Scientific Reports!


Ali Rohani, with the help of Jen Kashatus, Dane Sessions and Salma Sharmin, has created a new suite of tools to enable high-throughput analysis of mitochondrial morphology from multi-cell confocal…

Read our post on the NCI Ras Dialogue Blog


Mitochondria in RAS Cancers: Mutant RAS genes drive metabolic changes that are necessary for tumors to form.  In a new RAS Dialogue, David Kashatus from the University of Virginia describes…

New research published in Cell Reports!


August 13, 2019 Our study on the role of Drp1 in pancreatic cancer, “Drp1 Promotes KRas-Driven Metabolic Changes to Drive Pancreatic Tumor Growth” has been published in the journal Cell…

Sarbajeet Nagdas Defends Dissertation!


6/14/2019 Congratulations to Sarb for the successful defense of his dissertation titled, “A role of Dynamin-related protein 1 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.”

Sarah Pollock Defends Dissertation!


5/1/2019 We are very proud of Sarah for the successful defense of her dissertation titled, “A novel role for Ral in response to mitochondrial depolarization.”

Sarah’s paper published in PLOS One!


4/17/2019 Congratulations to Sarah on her publication, “RalA and RalB relocalization to depolarized mitochondria depends on clathrin-mediated endocytosis and facilitates TBK1 activation.” in the journal PLOS One!