Department of Biological Sciences
Wehr Life Sciences, 109
1428 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Dr. Rosemary A. Stuart, has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant for cell biology research, studying the function and regulation of mitochondrial ribosomes.
The project seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial ribosome activity, and has important implications for cellular ATP production. Defects in the mitochondrial ribosomal function can impact an organism’s capacity for energy production and clinically has been linked to diverse neurological and muscular diseases, including cardiomyopathies.
Dr. Sofia Origanti’s lab recently uncovered a new mechanism of regulation of the eukaryotic initiation factor-6 in response to starvation-induced stress. She received a research grant of $457,000 from the NIH through the NIGMS-R15 funding mechanism for this project.