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Research group “Mitochondrial dysfunction and mechanisms of axonal degeneration”

In an adult human individual, axons can reach the remarkable length of 1 meter and contain more than 99% of the cell cytoplasm. Survival of axons depends on efficient trafficking of organelles, cytoskeletal components, and lipid constituents synthesized in the cell body. The goal of our research is to understand the pathogenic mechanisms underlying axonal degeneration, a chronic process that plays an important role in several neurodegenerative diseases. We have a special interest in unravelling how mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to this process.

Lab-News

New Lab member

We like to welcome a new master student to our lab. Tsukara will join the Rugarli group for 10 month. We wish you a lot of success and hope you enjoy...

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New Lab member

We are happy to announce that Marie joins our lab! We wish you best of luck and hope you are very successful with your studies!

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Goodbye Anja

Goodbye Anja! One of our master students successfully graduated. Good luck and the very best for your Phd in Cambridge!


Welcome Kristina

We are happy to welcome a new master student to our lab. Kristina will join the Rugarli lab for doing her masterthesis.

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