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CENTER for Mitochondrial Imaging Research and Diagnostics


innovate, create, and use advanced technologies
in a programmatic context
to study mitochondria in health and disease.

Why mitochondria

For a long time, we thought
mitochondria were just the powerhouses of the cell.

This has never been true.
Mitochondria are the most interactive organelles in the eukaryotic cell. With only 1.4% of the human genome controlling their function, mitochondria have the striking capability to govern a multitude of cellular functions, from metabolism and ion homeostasis to cell fate and immunity.  
At MitoCare, our team pairs advanced, high-resolution 3D imaging modalities in vitro
and in vivo with other cutting-edge technologies to study mitochondrial health and disease pathogenesis, diagnostics, and potential therapeutic targets.
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New Funding!

Congratulations to Dr. Chakrabarti for receiving the prestigious Margaret Q Landenberger grant within 6 months of opening the lab at MitoCare!

The 2-year award will support Dr. Chakrabarti's research towards understanding the roles of peri-mitochondrial actin assembly in pathological models of acute and chronic mitochondrial dysfunction.


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