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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Gary Cecchini

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $237,025
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Our laboratory is focused on understanding how mitochondrial function contributes to health and disease. As the major energy generating organelle of the cell dysfunction of mitochondria has been implicated in debilitating diseases prevalent in the VA patient population. These include, neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's), diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Altered mitochondrial metabolism can result in changed levels of tricarboxylic (TCA) cycle metabolites, (such as succinate...

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