Esther Lichtenstein Professor in Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Dept. of Neurology and Cell Biology
1420 NW 9th Avenue, Rm.229
Miami, FL 33136
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Carlos T. Moraes, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Neurology with a secondary appointment in Cell Biology at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. During his PhD at Columbia University he and other colleagues in the group identified large mitochondrial DNA deletions in patients with ocular myopathies. These initial observations were followed by the identification of several novel mutations in the mitochondrial genome in patients with different clinical phenotypes. Following a short postdoctoral period still at Columbia University he relocated to Miami in 1993 to start an independent research group on mitochondrial genetics. At the University of Miami he continued his work on mitochondrial diseases, developing genetic approaches to treat mitochondrial disorders and expanded to study nuclear mitochondrial interactions and the role of mitochondria in aging and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Dr. Moraes has and continues to serve on several NIH panels including the Muscular Dystrophy Association grant review panels.