Jodi Nunnari, PhD
Director, Bay Area Institute of Science
"I am excited to have the freedom to tackle one of the most outstanding biological problems of our time."
Dr. Jodi Nunnari is the Director of the Altos Bay Area Institute of Science.
Prior to joining Altos, Jodi was a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis. Jodi is a pioneer in the mitochondrial biology field. She was the first to describe mitochondria as a dynamic network in homeostatic balance and her lab described the mitochondrial division and fusion machines. Her lab has uncovered additional mechanisms underlying mitochondrial behavior, including how mitochondrial membranes are organized, how mitochondria communicate with the endoplasmic reticulum, and how the mitochondrial genome is transmitted. Jodi is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the European Molecular Biology Organization and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.