• 3225 Citations

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Research Interests

In the Lackner Lab, we study how mitochondria are positioned in cells. Central to mitochondrial positioning are molecular tethers, which function to anchor mitochondria to specific cellular sites. While tethering of mitochondria is observed in cells from yeast to neurons, very little is known about this positioning mechanism. Using multidisciplinary biochemical, cytological, and genetic approaches, we are working to elucidate the molecular mechanism, regulation, and physiological significance of mitochondrial tethering.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

… → 2005

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  • Research Output

    • 3225 Citations
    • 24 Article
    • 5 Review article
    • 2 Chapter
    • 1 Short survey

    Fission and fusion machineries converge at ER contact sites to regulate mitochondrial morphology

    Abrisch, R. G., Gumbin, S. C., Wisniewski, B. T., Lackner, L. L. & Voeltz, G. K., Apr 6 2020, In : The Journal of cell biology. 219, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    The multifunctional nature of mitochondrial contact site proteins

    Harper, C. S., White, A. J. & Lackner, L. L., Aug 2020, In : Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 65, p. 58-65 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations

    A conserved mechanism for mitochondria-dependent dynein anchoring

    Kraft, L. M. & Lackner, L. L., 2019, In : Molecular biology of the cell. 30, 5, p. 691-702 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Scopus citations

    Coming together to define membrane contact sites

    Scorrano, L., De Matteis, M. A., Emr, S., Giordano, F., Hajnóczky, G., Kornmann, B., Lackner, L. L., Levine, T. P., Pellegrini, L., Reinisch, K., Rizzuto, R., Simmen, T., Stenmark, H., Ungermann, C. & Schuldiner, M., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 1287.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 54 Scopus citations

    In vitro and in vivo assays for mitochondrial fission and fusion

    Hoppins, S., Lackner, L. L., Lee, J. E. & Mears, J. A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) Methods in Cell Biology. Academic Press Inc, (Methods in Cell Biology).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter