Suraiya Haroon, PhD

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Suraiya Haroon, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow with Mitochondrial Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Molecular and Cell Biology - University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Laboratory of Genetics - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Titles and Academic Titles

Post-doctoral Fellow

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Haroon S, Li A, Fritsch C, Ericson N, Alexander-Floyd J, Braekman BP, Haynes C, Bielas J, Gidalevitz T, and Vermulst M. 2018. Multiple Molecular Mechanisms Rescue mtDNA Disease in C. elegans. Cell Reports 22 (12): 3115-3125

2017

Gout JF, Li W, Fritsch C, Li A, Haroon S, Singh L, Hua D, Fazelinia H, Smith Z, Seeholzer S, Thomas K, Lynch M, and Vermulst M. 2017. The Landscape of Transcription Error in Eukaryotic Cells. Science Advance 3 (10)

2016

Haroon, S, and Vermulst, M. Linking Mitochondrial Dynamics to Mitochondrial Protein Quality Control. 2016. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 217: 137-143

2015

Vermulst M, Denney AS, Lang MJ, Hung CW, Moore S, Mosely AM, Thompson WJ, Madden V, Gauer J, Wolfe KJ, Summers DW, Schleit J, Sutphin GL, Haroon S, Holczbauer A, Caine J, Jorgenson J, Cyr D, Kaeberlein M, Strathern JN, Duncan MC, Erie DA. 2015. Transcription Errors Induce Proteotoxic Stress and Shorten Cellular Lifespan. Nature Communications 6:3065

2012

Haroon S, Guan Q, Gonzales D, Hose J, Will J, and Gasch A. 2012. Cellular Memory of Acquired Stress Resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 192 (2): 495-505

2011

Berry DB, Guan Q, Hose J, Haroon S, Gebbia M, Heisler LE, Nislow C, Giaever G, and Gasch A. 2011. Multiple Means to the Same End: The Genetics Basis of Acquired Stress Resistance in Yeast. PLoS Genetics (7)11

2007

Kujoth, G. C., Bradshaw, P. C., Haroon, S., and Prolla, T. A. 2007. The Role of Mitochondrial DNA Mutations in Mammalian Aging. PLoS Genetics 3(2): e24

Posters and Presentations

2018

Haroon, S. “Varying Mutagenicity of Mutant mtDNA Polymerase Changes the Pathology of mtDNA Disease.” United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee. June 2018.

Haroon, S. “The landscape of transcription error and the role it plays in organismal health.” 23rd Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting. Northwestern University. 2018.

Haroon, S. “Identification of potential therapeutic targets for mitochondrial DNA disease using a novel C. elegans mutant.” 23rd Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting. Northwestern University. 2018.

2017

Haroon, S. Mitochondria in Health and Disease. The New York Academy of Sciences. Nov 2017.

Haroon, S. “Impact of transcriptional errors on proteostasis and organismal health.” 16th Annual Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium, University of Pennsylvania. Oct 2017.

Haroon, S. “A novel model of mtDNA disease uncovers multiple biological pathways thtat control disease progression.” “Genetics Society of America: 21st International C. elegans Meeting, University of California-Los Angeles. July 2017.

Haroon, S. “A novel model of mtDNA disease uncovers multiple biological pathways that control disease progression.” Keystone Conference: Mitochondrial Communication, Taos, New Mexico. Jan 2017.

Invited Lectures

2018

Haroon S. “The landscape of transcription error and the role it plays in organismal health." Penn Genome Integrity Group, University of Pennsylvania. June 2018.

Haroon S. “The landscape of transcription error and the role it plays in organismal health." Worm Group, University of Pennsylvania. Mar 2018.

Haroon S. “Identifying targets to treat mtDNA disease using C. elegans as a model.” Worm Group, University of Pennsylvania. Mar 2018.

Haroon S. “The landscape of transcription error and the role it plays in organismal health." 23rd Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting, Northwestern University. Jan 2018.

2017

Haroon S. “Identification of multiple biological pathways that control mtDNA disease in C. elegans." Center for Mitochondria and Epigenomic Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Apr 2017.

Awards and Honors

2015 & 2017, Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Travel Fund
2016, Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2015, GSA and the C. elegans Meeting Financial Aid, Genetics Society of America
2012, International Student Graduation Academic Achievement, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2012, International Leadership Awards, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010, Poster Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Genetics Departmental Retreat
2010, Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduate School
2003, Graduated with Distinction, University of California-Berkeley