Dr Steven Zuryn
Steven Zuryn obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland, studying mitochondrial physiology. He then pursued postdoctoral research at the Institut Génétique Biologie Moléculaire Cellulaire (IGBMC) in Strasbourg, France, where he worked on epigenetic mechanisms that ensure the robustness of changes in cell identity. In late 2015, Steven opened his own laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland. His lab combines its expertise in mitochondrial biology and epigenetics to uncover fundamental genetic principles of the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA). Throughout his research career, Steven has capitalised on the powerful genetic model system of C. elegans to address complex biological questions. His group now uses this elegant organism to probe deep underlying principles of mtDNA quality control, mosaicism, and inheritance.