Juan D. Alfonzo

Juan D.  Alfonzo

Juan D. Alfonzo

Professor, Dept. of Microbiology



218 Aronoff
484 W. 12th Ave.
376 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • tRNA in mitochondrial bio-genesis and disease


  • Ph.D. Indiana Univ., 1995
  • Postdoc, UCLA, 1995-2002

Current projects

1. Editing and modification of tRNAs in trypanosomes.
2. RNA import into mammalian mitochondria
3. The role of intracellular localization as a determinant of tRNA processing and function. This tackles a relatively new angle on tRNA maturation including tRNA splicing.