Electron Microscopy (EM) images of mitochondria from MCU knockout livers. The original images were modified to create this artistic pattern by David Shechner.

Welcome to the Sancak Lab at the University of Washington’s Department of Pharmacology.

By unraveling the pathways that are fundamental to mitochondrial biology, signaling, and metabolism, we hope to advance our understanding of the basic biology of mitochondria, and implicate the mitochondrial calcium uniporter as a new therapeutic target for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases associated with abnormal calcium homeostasis


Yasemin Sancak, PhD
Assistant Professor – Department of Pharmacology

University of Washington, Box 357750
Health Science Building, K536B
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
Office: 206.543.0269
Lab: 206.543.8232
Fax: 206.616.4230