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.