Research Spotlight: Mitochondrial Disease
Did you know? Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, and are responsible for creating more than 90 percent of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function.
But what happens when mitochondria aren’t functioning in this way?
That’s what Shilpa Iyer, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has dedicated her career to finding out.
In this video, Iyer talks about mitochondrial disease, her research into the origins of the disease, the metabolic changes caused by these diseases, as well as what inspired her to pursue this research to help patients dealing with mitochondrial disease.
Video produced by John Cooper, managing producer of video productions for University of Arkansas University Relations.