UCLA Mitochondria Symposium
5th Annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium - Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, December 9th,2021 (2pm-9pm)

Friday, December 10th, 2021 (9am-9pm)

Saturday, December 11th, 2021 (9am-2pm)

Come present and learn about breakthrough research from top professionals in the mitochondrial field, enjoy networking and social hours, and share your work at talks and poster sessions. The event is open to clinical investigators, undergraduate and graduate students, Post-docs, faculty, industry leaders and all other members of the scientific community interested in mitochondria.

The program will include:

  • Talks by leading researchers, junior, and senior scientists

  • Expert-led workshops on respirometry, mitochondrial imaging, and cellular metabolite measurments

  • Special workshop: “Kill the Expert”

  • Poster session with prizes

  • Networking, reception, and happy hour

This year's speakers to include:

  • Estela Area Gomez (Columbia)

  • Barbara Corkey (Boston University)

  • Martin Picard (Columbia)

  • Hiromi Sesaki (Johns Hopkins University)    

  • Karen Reue (UCLA)

  • Katsu Funai (University of Utah) 

  • Gyorgy Hajnockzy (Thomas Jefferson University)

Bringing the world of mitochondria research to you at UCLA!

To register, complete this form


Fees: $200 conference fee includes all meals, workshops, and receptions

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Deadline: November 22nd, 2021 by 11:59pm PST

Abstract Submission:

After completing your registration form, email your completed Abstract Submission Form to uclamitomeeting@gmail.com 

Deadline: November 1st, 2021 11:59pm PST


UCLA Covel Commons
330 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90095

The event will follow LA County Department of Public Health COVID-19 guidelines.

UCLA Indoor/Outdoor Organized Event COVID-19 Protocols

COVID 19 Clearance Certificate Policy for UCLA community members (Faculty, Staff, Students)

UCLA community members must provide Daily COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Clearance Certificate upon entry


COVID-19 Vaccine/Negative Test Verification Policy for Non-Affiliates

Per UCLA Indoor/Outdoor Organized Event Protocols, non-Affiliates (non-UCLA community members) attending an indoor or outdoor organized event must show proof of being fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event upon entry.

Fully vaccinated means 2 weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.  You are also considered fully vaccinated if you have finished the series of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).  



Per LACDPH Health Officer Order (rev. 9/17/21), both PCR and antigen tests are acceptable as part of the entry process.  The following are acceptable proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • a photo ID of the attendee, AND

  • printed documentation from a test provider or lab, OR an email or text message displayed on a smart phone from the test provider or lab. The information MUST include:

    • the person's name

    • the date the test was performed

    • the type of test performed

    • a clear indication that the result was negative. 

  • the test must be dated within 72 hours prior to the event.

2021 Symposium Organizers
  • Michaela Veliova, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Cynthia Shu, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Anthony Jones, Graduate Student
  • Siyouneh Baghdasarian, MS, Researcher
  • Vincent Gutierrez, Graduate Student
  • Prof. Orian Shirihai, MD, PhD (Faculty Advisor)


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