Cory Dunn: Organelle Biogenesis, Dysfunction, and Evolution

Our laboratory is focused upon three major topics:

1. We examine how proteins encoded by the nucleus and synthesized on cytosolic ribosomes make their way to organelles.

2. We focus upon evolution of the mitochondrial genome and deploy evolutionary approaches toward predicting the effects of human mtDNA variation.

3. We study the consequences of mitochondrial and peroxisomal dysfunction. One long term aim of our laboratory is to find genetic and pharmacological methods by which we can reverse the consequences of metabolic disease.

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Cory is a Principal Investigator/University Researcher at BI. Cory has received an EMBO Installation Grant, an ERC Starting Grant, as well as project funding from the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, and the Academy of Finland. Cory is currently a Sigrid Jusélius Foundation Senior Researcher.


Cory Dunn, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator (Docent)
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE

Biocenter 2, Room 3020
P.O.Box 56 (Viikinkaari 5D)
00014 University of Helsinki

Tel: +358 50 311 9307