Divine and Morgan join the Grillo Lab as Undergraduate Researchers!
November 10, 2023
Divine Idahosa and Morgan Schroeder join the Grillo Lab for undergraduate research! Divine is pursuing his B.S. in Biological Sciences with plans to attend medical school in the future. Morgan is pursuing her B.S. in Chemistry with plans to study Green Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals. Divine and Morgan will work on the quantification and characterization of branched chain amino acids and their metabolites in Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Welcome!
Karlee joins the Grillo Lab as an Undergraduate Researcher!
October 10, 2023
The Grillo Lab is ecstatic to welcome Karlee Parry as an undergraduate researcher. Karlee is pursuing her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry, and is participating in Dr. Ryan White's NSF-funded First Generation Research Opportunity Program. Karlee will study the pathoneurobiology of age-related and genetic mitochondrial diseases.
The Grillo Lab is Awarded a United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation PI Grant!
June 28, 2023
The Grillo Lab receives its first extramural grant! We were awarded the highly competitive Principal Investigator Grant through the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation to develop a primary neuronal cell culture model for Leigh Syndrome.
Amy and Fatoumata join the Grillo Lab for the summer!
June 1, 2023
The Grillo Lab welcomes Amy Apfelbaum and Fatoumata Dabo to perform research in the summer. Amy is engaging in the University of Cincinnati REU program, and is studying Biochemistry at DePauw University. Fatoumata is a high school student participating in the ACS Seed Program through the University of Cincinnati for the summer. Welcome!
Dr. Raghbendra Dutta joins the lab as a postdoctoral research fellow.
May 1, 2023
Dr. Raghbendra Dutta joins the Grillo Lab as a postdoctoral research fellow. We are so excited to welcome you to the lab! We can't wait to see what you achieve in the future.
Swankita and Paige earn departmental awards!
The Grillo Lab publishes their work on iron accumulation in eLife!
March 21, 2023
The Grillo Lab in collaboration with the Kaeberlein Lab discovered that genetic deficiencies of mitochondrial Complex I induce iron overload, and iron restriction reduces neuroinflammation, neurodegenerative phenotypes, and extends lifespan. This work has important implications into the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease and other diseases that result from neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation.
Alaa, Sushila, and Swankita Join the Grillo Lab
The Grillo Lab welcomes Isaiah Smith as an Undergraduate Researcher!
November 17, 2022
Isaiah Smith joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher as a UC First Generation Pathway Scholar. Isaiah is completing his B.S. in Biochemistry and is a member of the Class of '25. He will study the influence of oxygen in neurometabolic disease.
The Grillo Lab welcomes Angelica Pernia as an Undergraduate Researcher!
November 11, 2022
Angelica Pernia joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher. Angelica is completing her B.S. in Biochemistry and is a member of the Class of '23. Angelica will investigate the relationship between normative aging and the intracellular maldistribution of transition metals.
The Grillo Lab welcomes Paige Miller as an Undergraduate Researcher!
September 30, 2022
Paige Miller joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher. Paige is completing her B.S. in Biochemistry and is a member of the Class of '25. Paige will be working on understanding the molecular underpinnings of how mitochondrial dysfunction influences tau pathogenesis in neurodegenerative disease.
The Grillo Lab is hiring! (POSITION IS NOW CLOSED)
September 8, 2022
The Grillo Lab is seeking a postdoctorate fellow and research associate. Join our vibrant team to study the roles of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases! See application for details on how to apply.
The Grillo Lab welcomes Megan McGuire as an Undergraduate Researcher!
August 22, 2022
Megan McGuire joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher. Megan is completing her B.S. in Chemistry and is a member of the Class of '24. Megan will be working on understanding the etiological role of mitochondrial Complex I deficiencies in Alzheimer's-related dementias.
Dr. Grillo Joins the University of Cincinnati
July 15, 2022
Dr. Grillo joins the University of Cincinnati Department of Chemistry (Biochemistry Division) as an Assistant Professor! The Grillo Lab studies the molecular mechanisms that elicit micronutrient imbalances in neurometabolic diseases caused by mitochondrial dysfunctions. We are actively recruiting enthusiastic postdoctorate, graduate, and undergraduate candidates to join our vibrant team! See 'Opportunities' for details.