Herzik, Mark
Elucidating the mechanisms of macromolecular transport into and within mitochondria

Contact Information
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: Natural Sciences Bldg 4105
Phone: 858-246-5875
Email: mherzik@ucsd.edu
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2014 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute
Research Interests
The main goal of my laboratory is to elucidate the molecular underpinnings that govern macromolecular transport within eukaryotic cells. In particular, my lab employs innovative cryo-EM methodologies to provide an atomic-level understanding of the structure and dynamics that govern these complex biological processes. Our current research is focused on developing and utilizing novel biophysical and biochemical methodologies to isolate transient protein complexes necessary for macromolecular transport into and within mitochondria and determine their 3D structures using innovative high-resolution cryo-EM methodologies.
Primary Research Area
Interdisciplinary interests
Macromolecular Structure
Cellular Biochemistry