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Personal profile


Luke is an NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow at the Monash Biomedical Discovery Institute. He completed his PhD in 2016 and conducted postdoctoral research in the lab of Prof. Mike Ryan where he primarily focused on studying proteins involved in the assembly of the electron transport chain in mitochondria. His research aims to uncover the mechanisms underlying mitochondrial diseases caused by defects in this process. Luke’s research has identified new proteins related to electron transport chain function, re-evaluated the roles of known mitochondrial proteins, and characterised genetic factors contributing to mitochondrial disease. In 2023, Luke became a Group Leader at the BDI, where he continues to pursue his research interests in understanding how changes in mitochondrial function affect mitochondrial metabolism. Specifically, he is passionate about identifying novel components involved in electron transport chain function and exploring the rewiring of mitochondrial metabolism in response to altered mitochondrial function.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Mitochondria
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Proteomics
  • Gene Editing
  • Metabolism
  • complex I
  • CRISPR Cas9
  • complex IV
  • heme
  • membrane complexes
  • complex assembly

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • AussieMit 2024

    Kate McArthur (Organiser) & Luke Formosa (Organiser)

    26 Nov 20241 Dec 2024

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course