Dr. Kory’s laboratory combines functional genomics, metabolite profiling, imaging, cell biology, and biochemistry approaches to address these questions at the molecular and physiological levels and determine how mitochondrial transport is altered in disease. The goal of Dr. Kory’s laboratory is to use mitochondrial transport proteins as tools to interrogate metabolic and signaling pathways to understand how mitochondria perform their roles in maintaining metabolic homeostasis.
Nora was born in Heidelberg, Germany. She received her BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. During her PhD at Yale University, she focused on mechanisms determining lipid droplet protein composition. Her postdoctoral studies with David Sabatini at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology led her to use functional genomics to identify and investigate the role of mitochondrial metabolite transporters in metabolism. Dr. Kory is the recipient of a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.