Lalita Oonthonpan

Lalita Oonthonpan, Ph.D. student, Biochemistry

Studies cell health

• What is your area of research or scholarship? I am investigating structure-function relationship of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier and its role in metabolism.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? My work elucidates mechanisms of disease-causing mutations of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier found in patients.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? Biochemistry, August 2018
• Hometown: Khonkaen, Thailand
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Eric B. Taylor
• What are your career goals? My goal is be a facilitator of scientific discover and progress.

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