David Chan

David Chan

David Chan is currently Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Biochemical Sciences. He then joined the MD-PhD program at Harvard Medical School, completing his graduate studies with Philip Leder. His postdoctoral training was with Peter Kim at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. His lab’s main interest is to understand the role of mitochondrial dynamics in cellular function and human physiology. Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that have many important functions in cells, including energy generation, metabolism, and regulation of cell death. A key feature of mitochondria is that they undergo cycles of fusion and fission, and his lab is trying to understand the role of these processes in controlling their function. In addition, several human diseases arise from a perturbation of these processes, and he hopes to understand the cellular mechanisms involved in disease pathogenesis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, USA


Editors: Anne Murphy & David Chan Release Date: 13 Nov 2014
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