Music by Don Newmeyer

Soaring melodies in lush orchestral settings


The Newmeyer laboratory does basic research on the phenomenon of "apoptosis". Apoptosis is a process of controlled cell death, through which undesirable or harmful cells are removed from the body. Our research focuses on tiny structures within the cell called mitochondria. For many years, mitochondria have been known to function as "energy factories" that support cell life. In 1993 we discovered that mitochondria also play an essential role in the process of cell death.
Links to Newmeyer lab scientific articles on PubMed
Note: the papers on Neurospora at the end of the listing are from Don's aunt, Dorothy Newmeyer.

Some papers from the Newmeyer laboratory
downloadable in PDF format
Electron micrograph of a mitochondrion: a tiny biochemical "power plant" in the cell. In addition to providing energy for life, mitochondria can release proteins that trigger the cell death process.