Seminar Series

The Mitochondrial Care Research Center offers a Seminar Series that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills on topics related to mitochondrial medicine through a series of educational activities.

Our mission with the Seminar Series is to facilitate interaction between preclinical and clinical researchers through talks on a variety of subjects by internationally recognized experts in the field from both Mayo Clinic and external institutions. All of the talks in the series are designed to be accessible by people who have a broad interest in mitochondrial medicine. Students are especially encouraged to attend these seminars to find out more about the current problems being addressed in mitochondrial medicine and investigate possible career paths.

Here are recent seminar topics and the featured speakers and their affiliations:

2021 seminars

A different way of thinking about Alzheimer's disease

  • Eric A Schon, Ph.D.
  • Lewis P. Rowland Professor of Neurology (Genetics and Development)
  • Columbia University, New York
  • June 30, 2021

CHOP Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program: Advancing translational research, novel diagnostic development, and clinical trials for mitochondrial disease

  • Marni Falk, M.D.
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • May 27, 2021

Mitochondrial Base Editing

  • Beverly Mok, Ph.D. candidate
  • Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge
  • April 15, 2021

Hypoxia as a therapy for mitochondrial disease

  • Vamsi K. Mootha, M.D.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • March 24, 2021

Deoxynucleoside bypass therapy for mitochondrial DNA depletion

  • Michio Hirano
  • Columbia University, New York
  • Feb. 11, 2021

Mitochondrial autophagy in health, aging, and disease

2020 seminars

Impairment of the mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism enzyme SHMT2 causes a novel brain and heart developmental syndrome

  • Margot A. Cousin, Ph.D.
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Dec. 8, 2020

Small molecule markers of mitochondrial disease

Mitochondria signaling in health and disease