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Heather L. Fiumera

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences


We use the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae to explore mitochondrial functions with a current focus on the roles of highly conserved membrane translocases in mitochondria. This work contributes to human disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as advances our understanding of fundamental processes in cell biology and evolution.


  • PhD, University of Georgia
  • BA, Smith College

Research Interests

  • Mitochondrial protein biogenesis
  • Mitochondrial genetics
  • Intracellular communication

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