Welcome to the Schmitt Lab

The Schmitt Lab in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry takes an interdisciplinary approach to study regulation of cellular metabolism. We develop fluorescent protein-based genetically encoded reporters for metabolites, amino acids, and kinases that regulate metabolism. We use these microscopy-based tools to study how metabolism is organized in space and time in single cells. We aim to understand how metabolism is regulated in healthy cells and perturbed in disease.


The Schmitt Lab would like to thank all our funders for supporting our work illuminating mechanisms for compartmentalized cellular metabolism.