Christy Pacak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Christy Pacak

Contact Info

Office Address:
Neurology Department
WMBB 4-188
2101 6th Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Florida

Ohio State University

Post-Doctoral Training at Boston Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School


The Pacak laboratory investigates mechanisms that lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in a variety of disease settings using differentiated patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), mouse models, and adeno-associated virus (AAV) mediated gene delivery systems.


Gene Therapy, Stem Cells, Rare disease


Research Summary/Interests

The Pacak laboratory is focused on identifying common mechanisms of disease related to mitochondrial function that can be augmented through gene therapies. The lab uses differentiated iPSCs and a variety of in vivo models to pursue these investigations.