Faculty & Staff at TUC

Shona Mookerjee

Shona Mookerjee

College: COP

Department: Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5922

Fax: (707) 638-5959

E-Mail: shona.mookerjee@tu.edu

Office: Administration and Faculty 2, Rm. 215

B.A., Carleton College, 2000

Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2006

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mitochondrial energetics and maintenance

2012    Mookerjee, S.A., Sia, E.A. Using genetic reporters to assess stability and mutation of the yeast mitochondrial genome. Directed Mutagenesis 2012 ISBN 979-953-307-450-3 InTech Publishing 

 2011    Mookerjee, S.A., Brand, M.D. Characteristics of the turnover of uncoupling protein 3 by the ubiquitin proteasome system in isolated mitochondria. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011. 1807: 1474-81

 2010    Brand, M.D., Parker, N.,  Affourtit, C., Mookerjee, S.A., Azzu, V. Mitochondrial uncoupling protein-2 in pancreatic beta cells. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2010: Suppl 2:134-40

 2010    Mookerjee, S.A., Divakaruni, A., Jastroch, M., Brand, M.D. Mitochondrial uncoupling and lifespan. Mech Ageing Dev. 2010. 131: 463-72

 2010    Jastroch, M., Divakaruni, A., Mookerjee, S., Treberg, J., Brand, M.D. Mitochondrial Proton and Electron Leaks. Essays Biochem. 2010. 47: 53-67

 2010    Azzu, V*., Mookerjee, S.A*., Brand, M.D. Rapid Turnover of Mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein 3. Biochem J. 2010. 426: 13-7

            *These authors contributed equally

 2010    Guyenet, S.J., La Spada, A.R., Mookerjee, S.A., Lin, A., Custer, S.K., Chen, S., Sopher, B.L., Ellerby, L.M. Proteolytic Cleavage of Ataxin-7 is Required for SCA7 Retinal Degeneration and Neurological Dysfunction" (Submitted for publication, JN-RM-4725-09)

 2009    Mookerjee, S., Papanikolaou, T., Guyenet, S., Sampath, V., Lin, A., Vitelli, C., DeGiacomo, F., Sopher, B., Chen, S., La Spada, A., Ellerby, L. Post-translational modification of ataxin-7 at lysine-257 prevents autophagy-mediated turnover of an N-terminal caspase-7 cleavage fragment" J Neurosci. 2009 29:15134-44

 2009    Pogorzala, L., Mookerjee, S.A., Sia, E.A. A role for Msh1p in mitochondrial base excision repair Genetics 2009. 182: 699-709

2006    Mookerjee, S.A., Sia, E.A. Overlapping contributions of Msh1p and putative recombination proteins Cce1p, Din7p, and Mhr1p in large-scale recombination and genome sorting events in the mitochondrial genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mutation Research 2006. 595: 91-106

 2005    Mookerjee, S.A., Lyon, H., Sia, E.A. Analysis of the functional domains of the mismatch repair homolog, Msh1p and its role in mitochondrial genome maintenance. Current Genetics 2005. 47: 84-99.

Biophysical Society

2011    Selected Presentation Winner, Gordon Research Conference on Bioenergetics, Andover, NH: “UCP3 links mitochondrial membrane potential to cytosolic response”


2010    California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Research Training Award: “Dynamic regulation of UCP2 in multipotent stem cells” TG2-101155


2009    Selected Presentation Winner, Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Cellular Bioenergetics, Andover, NH: “Rapid turnover of uncoupling protein 3 (UCP3) by the cytosolic proteasome in skeletal muscle mitochondria”


2009    NIH U54 Pilot Project Award: “Mapping ubiquitination sites of the mitochondrial uncoupling proteins UCP2 and UCP3” under “Mass spectrometry and imaging technologies in Geroscience” 1PL1AG032118-01


2007    NIH T32 Training Award AG000266

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Last Updated: 5/5/17