Robert Gilkerson received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon. His dissertation research in the laboratory of Roderick A. Capaldi, Ph.D., of the Institute of Molecular Biology, focused on the structure-function relationships of mitochondria as an organellar network and their bioenergetic function. As a postdoctoral scholar, he studied in the laboratory of Eric. A. Schon, Ph.D., in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University. His work focused on molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance and translational approaches to mitochondrial neuromuscular disorders. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas- Pan American in the Departments of Biology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, where his research focuses on basic questions of mitochondria and mtDNA organization, and their role in human diseases.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012