Michal is a PhD student in the department of Molecular Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. She is studying the function of mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, which are involved in essential cellular processes, and whose dysfunction is associated with many genetic diseases and is related to neurodegenerative conditions. Using a combination of high-content screening tools, alongside with in-depth biochemical characterization, Michal wishes to uncover ways by which mitochondria communicate with other organelles, and how this communication allows mitochondria to maintain their functions.
- A Tether Is a Tether Is a Tether: Tethering at Membrane Contact Sites
Michal Eisenberg-Bord,1,2 Nadav Shai,1,2 Maya Schuldiner,1,* and Maria Bohnert1,*
1Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 7610001, Israel