Jefferson’s “Mitochondriac” Speaks with The Scientist

lead researcher Gyorgy Hajnoczky, MD, PhD

Gyorgy Hajnoczky, MD, PhD

Gyorgy Hajnoczky, MD, PhD, professor of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Jefferson and lead researcher at Jefferson’s MitoCare Center recently spoke with The Scientist about his decision to study medicine, his journey to Jefferson and the creation of the MitoCare Center.

A self-proclaimed “mitochondriac,” Dr. Hajnoczky came to Jefferson as a research associate in 1991. He opened his own lab here in 1996. Throughout his career, Dr. Hajnoczky worked to visualize and track mitochondria inside living cells and with the help of colleagues has invented several microscopy techniques and fluorescent probes.

“We’re a small center at this point, but I think we have big potential,” Dr. Hajnoczky told The Scientist. “I hope Philadelphia can grow into a capital for mitochondria research,”

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