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Vamsi Mootha

Science Talent Search – 1989
International Science and Engineering Fair – 1987, 1988, 1989

About Vamsi Mootha

Vamsi Mootha is a physician-scientist whose research focuses on mitochondrial biology. Leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Harvard University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, he studies the connections between mitochondrial dysfunction and disease. He was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2004 and was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 2014. Mootha competed in ISEF from 1987–1989 and in the 1989 STS.

International Science and Engineering Fair

Mootha with his ISEF project in 1989.

Notable Alumni - Vamsi Mootha

Science News

This Science News article from 2020, discusses the development of a new mitochondrial gene editing tool, which Mootha called “an extremely important advance” for his field.

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Mootha launched his laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2004. He works alongside physicians, biologists and computer scientists to study mitochondria’s role in human disease.

Notable Alumni - Vamsi Mootha
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