Eugenia Trushina, PhD

Dr. Trushina is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. She received her doctoral degree from Saratov State University in Russia. Trushina¹s laboratory is focused on the understanding of the role that mitochondrial dysfunction plays in multiple neurodegenerative disorders including Huntington¹s and Alzheimer¹s diseases. Her research interests involve identification of the molecular mechanisms involved in the inhibition of mitochondrial trafficking and function in neurons, testing new mitochondria-targeted therapeutic approaches, and identification of specific biomarkers useful for early diagnosis and monitoring/predicting the disease progression.