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Marina Feric, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Marina Feric received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University under the mentorship of Prof. Clifford Brangwynne. She has been a post-doctoral fellow in Tom Misteli’s lab at the National Cancer Institute since 2016. Dr. Feric studies the biophysical principles of cellular organization and how anomalies give rise to disease. Specifically, Dr. Feric studies membrane-less structures or complexes in the cell called biomolecular condensates. Dr. Feric discovered that the mitochondrial genome undergoes phase separation mediated by the main architectural protein TFAM. She is currently investigating the functional implications of concentrating the mitochondrial transcription machinery into condensates. This work will provide fundamental mechanisms for the organization and function of biomolecular condensates in the cell.

Areas of Expertise

Phase Separation
Biomolecular Condensates
Mitochondrial Genome