Deciphering the powerhouse of the human cell
Support the Mootha Laboratory and help advance the world’s understanding of mitochondria. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, producing the bulk of their energy. Inherited defects in mitochondria give rise to devastating and often lethal infantile disorders. Gradual wear and tear in our mitochondria is associated with diabetes, neurodegeneration, cancer, and the aging process itself. Work in the Mootha lab is focused on fundamental and translational research, with implications for the many rare and common disorders of mitochondria.