Mitochondrial Medicine 2022 Virtual

Meet the Faculty


Richard Haas, MB, BChir

Course Co-Chair

University of California San Diego, CA

Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD

Course Co-Chair

University of California San Diego, CA

Wednesday, June 8, Morning Platform:

Directed Gene and Stem Cell Therapy

Don W. Cleveland, PhD

University of California San Diego

LaJolla, CA


Designer DNA Drug Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disease

Robert McFarland, PhD, MRCPCH

Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University, UK


Reproductive Options for mtDNA Disease

Alysson R. Muotri, PhD

UCSD School of Medicine, Institute of Genomic Medicine, La Jolla, CA


Directed Gene and Stem Cell Therapy

Poster Abstract Presentations - Click Here to Submit

Call for Abstracts will close on March 31, 2022

Wednesday, June 8, Afternoon Platform:

Mitochondrial Medicine Society Sessions

Divakar Mithal, MD, PhD

Children's Hospital Chicago,

Chicago, IL


Management of Acute Emergencies (ICU) in Mitochondrial Disease

Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) - Therapy Updates

Jessica Gold

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


All Grown Up and Nowhere to Go: The Current State of Adult Metabolic Medicine in the US

Nivedita Thakur, MD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Movement Disorders in Mitochondrial Disease - with a Leigh Syndrome Focus

Poster Abstract Presentations - Click Here to Submit

Call for Abstracts will close on March 31, 2022

Thursday, June 9, Morning Platform:

Mitochondria in Space

Hemal H. Patel, PhD

University of California San Diego

LaJolla, CA


Mitochondrial Responses to Long-Term Space Flight, the International Space Station Experience

Christopher E. Mason, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine

New York, NY


Mitochondrial Changes Associated with Cardiovascular Effects of Long-term Space Flight

Afshin Beheshti, PhD

KBR at NASA Ames Research Center

Mountain View, CA


Mitochondria Dysfunction as the Universal Driver of Space Flight Across All Species

Poster Abstract Presentations - Click Here to Submit

Call for Abstracts will close on March 31, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, June 9th, and Friday, June 10th, we are planning to include sessions targeted to Industry, Scientific and Clinical Attendees - more details to come.

Saturday, June 10, Platform Session:

Autism Inflammation and Mitochondria

Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD

University of California San Diego

LaJolla, CA


Autism and Mitochondria—2010 to 2022


Pat Levitt, PhD

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


Genetics and Mito Stress - Mouse Models in Autism


Rebecca Grzadzinski, PhD

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC



Early Intervention – Autism Spectrum Disorders

Judy Van de Water, PhD

University of California Davis

Davis, CA


Neuroimmunology and Autoimmunity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Brittany Needham, PhD

California Institute of Technology

Los Angeles, CA


Multiomic Features of the Microbiome and Autism

Abigail Dickinson, PhD

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


Electrophysiologic Insights to Neurodevelopment in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Poster Abstract Presentations - Click Here to Submit

Call for Abstracts will close on March 31, 2022