Dr. Nunnari received her bachelors degree with honors in Chemistry from the College of Wooster. She performed her graduate work at Vanderbilt University in Pharmacology and her postdoctoral research at UCSF in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics with Dr. Peter Walter. She is currently a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis, where her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms and functions of mitochondrial behaviors in cells. Dr. Nunnari is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Plank Institute for Biology of Ageing, the American Society for Cell Biology Public Policy Committee, and on the Editorial Boards of eLife, Traffic and is a Senior Editor at the Journal of Cell Biology. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Heath, the National Science Foundation, and the American Heart Association.
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