Welcome Dr. Christina Castellani


Dr. Christina Castellani, PhD, joins the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in January 2021 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Castellani is an alumna of Western University where she received her PhD in 2015. She went on to complete her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Genetic Medicine. Dr. Castellani uses integrated computational and experimental approaches to address fundamental questions about the development and progression of complex human disease. Her specific research interests include mitochondrial DNA variation in cardiovascular disease, environmental influences on mitochondrial nuclear signalling, and longitudinal changes in mitochondrial nuclear dynamics. The Castellani lab will focus on the contribution of variation in mitochondrial DNA quality and quantity to nuclear multiomics in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Castellani brings a computational framework to her research program and is passionate about making statistical genomics and bioinformatic approaches accessible to all researchers.