Centers / Mitochondria and Metabolism Center

Mitochondria and metabolism are closely related disciplines vital to human biology, physiology and diseases. Discoveries in both subjects have yielded multiple Nobel Prizes in the last century. Today, mitochondria and metabolism studies continue to fascinate us with the observations that alterations of mitochondrial function and cell metabolism control life span in multiple model organisms. Furthermore, it is increasing recognized that acquired mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark of highly prevalent diseases such as obesity/diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. These and many other discoveries in recent years have brought the ancient disciplines back to the center stage of science.

The Mitochondria and Metabolism Center at University of Washington is the home of a large diverse community of researchers. The center occupies ~8000 square feet at the South Lake Union (SLU) campus, where a group of core faculty and the high resolution NMR spectroscopy and microimaging (HRIM) facility are housed. The SLU site serves as an anchor to bring together multi-disciplinary investigators across the university and its affiliated institutions, foster interactions and share resources. Please visit us to find out the most recent advances in mitochondria and metabolism research.