Research - Mitochondrial Physiology & Bioenergetics

Current Projects:

1.  The role of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and reactive oxygen species in the support of anoxia tolerance in embryos of the annual killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus
  • Funding:  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - in collaboration with Dr. Jason Podrabsky (principle investigator), Portland State University

e effect of angiotensin II on cellular respiration, mitochondrial respiratory chain activity, and respiratory complex phosphorylation state in LNCaP human prostate cancer cells.  
  • Funding:  Richter Scholarship - student:  Jennifer Kordosky, sophomore biology major

3.  Effect of estradiol application on oxygen consumption, ROS generation, and
phosphorylation state of respiratory
complex proteins in the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line.  
  • Funding:  Richter Scholarship - student:  Melissa Kelley, junior biology major