Welcome to the Kashatus lab home page. We are in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia. Our lab is interested in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics and how alterations in mitochondrial fission and fusion affect basic cellular physiology. Feel free to explore to find out more about who we are and what we do.
Dr. David Kashatus
Aldo was one of 42 students selected to participate in the 2017 St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium. Congratulations Aldo!
Congratulations to Sarb for passing his qualifying exam!
Aldo's recent publication has been featured on the cover of Cytometry!
Aldo's F31 application, "Tumor-associated Physiological Changes Arising from Ras-induced Mitochondrial Fission", has been funded by the NCI! Congratulations Aldo!
Sarb's poster, "Mitochondrial Fission Maintains Oxidative Metabolism in Murine Pancreatic Cancer", won first place at the 2016 MIC Retreat! Great work Sarb!
Aldo's manuscript, "High-Throughput Detection and Quantification of Mitochondrial Fusion through Imaging Flow Cytometry", has been accepted for publication at Cytometry: Part A. Congratulations Aldo!
Sarah's abstract, "Maintaining Mitochondrial Health: RalA-mediated PINK1-Parkin Mitophagy", was selected for a short talk at the 2016 MIC Retreat! Great Job Sarah!
Riley has received a Small Research and Travel Grant to support her research this summer. Congratulations Riley!
Sarah's presentation at the Huskey Research Exhibition won first place for her session! Congratulations Sarah!
Welcome to Austin Schinlever, our newest undergraduate student in the lab!
The lab has received an R01 from the National Cancer Institute to study the role of mitochondrial fission in pancreatic cancer!