We are delighted to share that Nora Kory, PhD, has officially joined the MET faculty as of October 1, 2020, in the role of Assistant Professor of Molecular Metabolism.
Dr. Kory is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. David Sabatini at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, where she studies mitochondrial metabolism. The biological problem that fascinates her is how the cell maintains efficient metabolite exchange between the metabolically connected but chemically diverse compartments of the cytosol and mitochondria, and how such metabolite exchange is adjusted to metabolic demand and cell state. In her postdoctoral work she applied innovative functional genomics and metabolomics tools to identify mitochondrial transporters responsible for importing major metabolites and critical co-factors into mitochondria. In her independent research program, she will use inner mitochondrial membrane solute transporters to elucidate the role of mitochondria in metabolic homeostasis and signaling, in particular examining how mitochondrial transport and metabolism is regulated according to cell metabolism and function, identifying new transporters with roles in key metabolic pathways, and understanding how these processes are altered in age-associated diseases such as cancer.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kory to MET faculty and the Harvard Chan School community!