Gino Cortopassi



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Research Interests:
Mitochondrial genetics and biochemistry
Mitochondrial genetic disease.
Mitochondrial involvement in apoptosis.
Mitochondrial degeneration in aging and mitochondrial mechanisms of promoting lifespan
Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON).
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA).
Microarray-based analysis of Genetic disease mechanisms
Mitochondrial demyelination and neurodegeneration

Teaching Interests:
I teach in the areas of biochemistry and molecular genetics

Courses Taught:
VMD 403 Physiological Chemistry - Term(s): Fall

Selected Publications: 

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Other Affiliations: 

Center for Environmental Health Services School of Veterinary Medicine: Molecular Biosciences Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Genetics Neuroscience Pharmacology and Toxicology