Associate Professor Nathan Alder has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from National Institutes of Health for his project, “Investigation of the Subunit and Lipid Interactions of the Mitochondrial Protein Import Machinery.”

This research will focus on the molecular mechanisms by which the TIM23 complex mediates the transport of nuclear-encoded proteins into mitochondria using a host of biochemical, biophysical, and structural approaches.