Amutha Boominathan, Ph.D.
Group Lead, SENS Research Foundation
Amutha Boominathan is the Group Lead for the MitoSENS program at SENS Research Foundation, Mountain View, California. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. She obtained further postdoctoral training through an American Heart Association Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University, where she studied mitochondrial biogenesis, particularly protein import into mitochondria and the fusion and fission mechanisms in the organelle.
Subsequently, she joined SENS Research Foundation as a Senior Research Scientist and currently leads the mitochondria research program in developing translational therapies to combat mtDNA mutations. Using patient derived cybrids and animal models the Boominathan lab is developing gene therapy and organelle replacement strategies to alleviate age-associated mitochondrial dysfunction. Dr Boominathan is passionate about applying her expertise in the longevity field to improve health outcomes in aging and age-related diseases.