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Kristen Bergquist

Kristen Bergquist

Supervisor, Cell and Imaging Core


Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Room 225
1217 East Marshall Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298

“The center is so new and different. We’re studying a model of Parkinson’s disease that I believe shows great promise for the future and I’m excited to be a part of this research.”


B.S. in Biology, Sweet Briar College

Recent publications

  • Cronin-Furman, et al. (2013) Mitochondrial quality, dynamics and functional capacity in Parkinson's disease cybrid cell lines selected for Lewy body expression, Mol. Neurodegener., 8:6.
  • Iyer, S., et al. (2012) Mitochondrial Gene Therapy Improves Respiration, Biogenesis, and Transcription in G11778A Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and T8993G Leigh's Syndrome Cells, Hum. Gene Ther., 23(6): 647-657.
  • Keeney, P.M., et al. (2009) Mitochondrial gene therapy augments mitochondrial physiology in a Parkinson’s disease cell model, Hum. Gene Ther., 20, 897-907.
  • Keeney, P.M., et al. (2009) Cybrid models of Parkinson’s disease show variable mitochondrial biogenesis and genotype-respiration relationships, Exp. Neurol. 220, 374-382.

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