The UT Mitochondrial Center of Excellence has experienced great growth in our research department in 2014. Through generous donations from People Against Leigh Syndrome, the center was able to hire a research coordinator dedicated exclusively to researching Leigh syndrome, a specific type of mitochondrial disease. Vinu Perinjelil joined our team in June. Vinu obtained her medical degree from Charles University in Prague and comes to us after working on multiple research projects at MD Anderson.
Vinu currently has 4 research projects underway specific to Leigh Syndrome.