Skip to main content
Research Center: Center for Developmental Therapeutics
Partnering with UW and the Hutchinson Center for world-class science....
Many rare and devastating diseases lack effective treatments or cures. The faith, funds and passion of families of our patients jump-start the search for answers that will help seriously ill children lead healthier lives....
Our laboratory has a long-standing interest in the mechanism of action of volatile anesthetics. We have exploited the animal model C.elegans to examine this problem, primarily to use the powerful genetic tools available in this organism. This work has led us to appreciate the role of mitochondria in determining different aspects of behavior, including sensitivity to anesthetics. Our current research includes translational studies to understand mitochondrial disease. We are exploring whether children with mitochondrial dysfunction are more sensitive to a gaseous anesthetic. In addition, we plan to study whether particular intravenous anesthetics are safe in children with mitochondrial disease.
Genetics and Developmental Biology
Type the first or last name you are searching for or select a specialty.
Doctor or Researcher Name:
Seattle Children’s provides healthcare for the special needs of children regardless
of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance for medically
necessary services is based on family income and hospital resources and is provided
to children under age 21 whose primary residence is in Washington, Alaska, Montana
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research