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MEPAN Research Network

Nothing can be accomplished without collaboration, and our experience is that rare disease research is often done in silos. Please consider joining our effort to expand MEPAN research beyond the affected pathway into relevant rare disease areas that are biochemically or pathologically connected.


We believe there is potential to find treatments that can help patients with MEPAN as well as those with some types of Leigh's disease, and certain brain iron disorders, acidurias, and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiencies. Consider donating time or resources to that can help us improve the quality of life for people with these conditions.  


Daphne Atlas, PhD

Hebrew University

Laura Fuqua, MS, GCG

Laura Fuqua, MS, GCG

Blueprint Genetics

Alexa Kastaniotis, PhD

Alex Kastaniotis, PhD

University of Oulu

Bryce Mendelsohn, MD, PhD

Bryce Mendelsohn, MD, PhD

Kaiser Permanente Oakland

Michael Burkart, PhD

Michael Burkart, PhD

University of California San Diego

Susan Hayflick, MD PhD

Susan Hayflick, MD, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University

Peter Kropp, PhD

Peter Kropp, PhD

National Institute of Health

Ethan Perlstein, PhD

Ethan Perlstein, PhD

CEO, Perlara PBC

Ralph DeBerardinis, MD PhD

Ralph DeBerardinis, MD, PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Gali Heimer, MD, PhD

Gali Heimer, MD, PhD

Sheba Medical Center


Melis Demir Köse, MD PhD

İzmir Katip Çelebi University 


Valeria Tiranti, MD, PhD

Carlo Besta Neurological Institute

Join Us!

Nothing can be accomplished without collaboration. Please consider donating time, money or resources to help improve the quality of life for people with MEPAN and create more awareness for rare conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Send us a message to see how you can help!

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