Navdeep Chandel is a professor in the Department of Medicine and Cell Biology at Northwestern University located in Chicago. He received a BA in mathematics and Ph.D. in Cell Physiology at University of Chicago. He also did his post-doctoral work at University of Chicago. In 2000, he established his lab at Northwestern University focusing on the role of mitochondria as signaling organelles. Historically, mitochondria have been primarily viewed as biosynthetic and bioenergetic organelles. His work has elucidated that mitochondria participate in signaling by releasing reactive oxygen species which regulate distinct biological outcomes including differentiation, proliferation, and adaptation to stress.
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