Degrees and Appointments
- Ph.D. Biology
- University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
- Circadian rhythms in Neurospora crassa: A biochemical and genetic study of the involvement of mitochondrial metabolism in periodicity
- B.S. Biological Science
- University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Specialities: Molecular and cellular biology
The general focus in this lab is on understanding the coordination of organelle/host cell interactions. Two different systems under study arenuclear control of mitochondrial mRNA expression in yeast mitochondria, and eyespot assembly in Chlamydomonas. Mitochondrial tRNA processing is inhibited in yeast strains defective in fatty acid biosynthesis in the organelle. We are trying to understand why gene expression and fatty acid metabolism intersect.