Mitochondria & Metabolism Center

Mitochondria & Metabolism Center

Advancing prevention, therapeutics & diagnostics

The Mitochondria and Metabolism Center (MMC), located in UW Medicine’s biotechnology and medical research hub on the South Lake Union (SLU) campus, seeks to develop new technologies and identify therapeutic targets for a variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Current studies concentrate on cardiac substrate metabolism, mitochondrial function, and metabolic signaling, by combining powerful NMR techniques with the ability to target the molecular regulatory mechanisms via genetic manipulation in animal models.

Advancing new technologies

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Northwest Metabolomics Research Center

The Northwest Metabolomics Research Center offers a broad range of metabolomics services including sample analysis, data analysis and interpretation.  We also provide training and workshops through our core sections including Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Metabolic Imaging, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, and Promotion & Outreach.

Identifying biomarkers for major diseases

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Our people

  • Rong Tian, MD, PhD, MMC Center Director & Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Bioengineering, Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Pathology
  • Shan Shan Cai, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • C. Michael Crowder, MD, PhD, Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences
  • G. A. Nagana Gowda, PhD, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Daniel Raftery, PhD, NW-MRC Director and Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry
  • Marc Van Gilst, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Mathew Walker, PhD, Acting Instructor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Pei Wang, PhD, Acting Instructor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Wang Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Wentao Zhu, PhD, Acting Assistant Professor