Laboratory of Metabolic Quality Control
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
The group of Dr. Szczepanowska is fascinated by the mechanisms underlying the regulation of cellular metabolism. Their research focuses on the quality control of mitochondrial respiratory complexes, a set of elaborative molecular machines critical for energy production and metabolic fluxes. The major aim is to understand how the respiratory complexes are surveilled, repaired and turned over, particularly upon exposure to stress. Their findings will help design new therapeutic strategies raised against diseases associated with the energetic crisis in our cells.