Welcome to the Lanning Lab
The Lanning Lab @ CSULA investigates mitochondrial biology in the context of human health and disease. Our members include undergraduate and Master's students who love cell & molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. The goal of our research is to map mitochondrial proteins and functions to disease. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with many pathologies including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, and mitochondrial diseases. However, in many cases, the distinct mechanisms by which mitochondrial dysfunction promotes these diseases remain unknown. We utilize a synthesis of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and systems biology to characterize the functions of greater than 1,000 mitochondrial proteins and how these proteins and functions are related to disease.