Lackner Lab

Northwestern University

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In the Lackner Lab, we study how mitochondria are positioned in cells. Central to mitochondrial positioning are molecular tethers, which function to anchor mitochondria to specific cellular sites. While tethering of mitochondria is observed in cells from yeast to neurons, very little is known about this positioning mechanism. Using a combination of cell biological, genetic, biochemical, and biophysical approaches, we are working to elucidate the molecular mechanism, regulation, and physiological significance of mitochondrial tethering in various cell types.

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