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Pathobiologists at Auburn University receive $470,000 grant to study mitochondrial disease

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty has received a two-year, $470,000 grant to conduct research to study neuropathology associated with mitochondrial disease.

Carl Pinkert and Michael Irwin, faculty in the Department of Pathobiology, along with their team, have received the first year of funding for a two-year, $470,000 grant from the Foundation for a Cure for Mitochondrial Disease, the MitoCure Foundation. Pinkert and Irwin have been funded by the foundation continuously since 2009 for their pioneering research.

Their work, in collaboration with Dr. Kosta Steliou at the Boston University School of Medicine and PhenoMatriX, a privately held firm, targets therapeutic interventions in mitochondrial disease by use of synthetic antioxidant compounds.

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