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Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, Department of Medicine


Queen's University

About MitoMetabLab

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MitoMetabLab is an academic mitochondrial biology research laboratory at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Directed by a Tier II Canada Research Chair and supported by the Banting Research Foundation - Mitacs, and Canada Foundation for Innovation - John Evans Leaders Fund, we are focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Our mission is to determine how mitochondrial structure, function, and genetics contribute to physiology and pathology.

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Latest News

July 20, 2023

MAJOR FUNDING ALERT! Team MitoMetabLab is excited to share that our FIRST CIHR Project Grant has been FUNDED in the SPR2023 Competition! We are grateful to our internal review committee for their guidance, our peer review colleagues at CIHR, and Dr. Dunham-Snary would like to recognize her stellar team of MSc and undergraduate students who 'dropped everything' to generate critical preliminary data for a quick turn-around. Stay tuned for upcoming postings for new opportunities to join Team MitoMetabLab!

June 27, 2023

PRESENTATION/AWARD ALERT! Team MitoMetabLab has continued to impress at Queen's Health Sciences Trainee Research Day - research assistant Jennifer Veeneman received a poster presentation award for her work with Dr. Jacob Rullo's lab investigating mitochondrial integrity in the mouse optic nerve. Congratulations Jennifer!

June 19, 2023

PUBLICATION ALERT! Team MitoMetabLab FIRST EVER manuscript has been accepted for publication! TMED MSc student Mia Wilkinson shares her state-of-the-field review of blood-based bioenergetics in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism. While it is hopefully the first of many, we only get to celebrate our first-ever review article once! Three cheers for Mia!

April 28, 2023

FUNDING AWARD ALERT! Team MitoMetabLab is excited to share that TMED MSc student Abhishek Shastry is the recipient of the 2023-2024 Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the entire Translation Medicine program! Way to go Abhi!

April 14, 2023

Classes have ended! Congratulations to all students (faculty and staff too!) on the successful completion of another term! As we prepare for final exams, Team MitoMetabLab celebrated our graduates and the end of term with the 2nd Annual MitoMetabLab Graduation Celebration! Being our second such celebration, a new section of our lab website is going live soon! Check out our Celebrations page (under Team) - here we will photo-document our wins as a team, including graduations, conference travel, and, before we know it, graduate defenses!


March 15th, 2023

PRESENTATION ALERT! TMED MSc student Abhishek competed in Queen's 3-minute thesis (3-MT) competition today and gave a stellar presentation of his work! Abhi was (of course) our favourite presentation of the competition, but Team MitoMetabLab extends congratulations to the talented trainees who are moving on to the provincial competition, being held in Kingston, this May.

March 8, 2023

WE MADE IT! Team MitoMetabLab has submitted their Spring 2023 CIHR Project Grant! We will catch our breath for a day or so, and then, back to the bench!


February 20, 2023

Family Day in Ontario marks the start of Reading Week at Queen's. Travel safely and rest up for the sprint to the finish!

February 1st, 2023

Team MitoMetabLab received lots of feedback on their first ever CIHR Project Grant Submission. We will be working hard to re-submit for the Spring 2023 competition!

January 9th, 2023

Welcome back! Everyone has returned to campus after a pleasant holiday break. Dr. Dunham-Snary will be in the classroom this winter semester for a 6-lecture series on respiratory pathophysiology (PHGY 350) as well as the very popular vascular tone laboratory (LISC 391). Graduate students are wrapping up course work, considering committee meetings, and many of our undergraduates are starting their LAST SEMESTER! Wishing everyone a productive, healthy term!


Dr. Dunham-Snary presents 'Mitochondrial-Nuclear Genetic Interaction in Health and Disease' as a keynote speaker at York University's 11th Muscle Health Awareness Day.

Queen's CardioPulmonary Unit (QCPU): established with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, QCPU is home to translational research in heart, lung, blood, and vascular diseases. 

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