Chantell Evans, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Duke Science and Technology Scholar
Office: 368B Nanaline Duke
Campus mail: 307 Research Drive, Nanaline Duke Building, Box 3709 Durham, NC 27710
Email address: chantell.evans@duke.edu

The focus of the Evans Lab is to mechanistically define these diverse mitochondrial quality control pathways, including mitochondrial fusion and fission events, mitochondrial derived vesicles, and mitophagy. Our goal is to understand how these pathways collaborate to regulate the mitochondrial network in healthy neurons and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disease. We integrate advanced live-cell microscopy to visualize mitochondrial dynamics with biochemical techniques and proteomics to define the specificity of these mechanisms in primary neurons, iPSCs, and mouse models of disease.

Education and Training

PhD, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  2016

BS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL  2009

Associated Faculty Labs

Selected Grants and Awards

Hanna H. Gray Fellow – Faculty Phase, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (PI: C. Evans), 09/01/2021-TDB
Title: Multi-level mitochondrial surveillance in neuronal homeostasis and degeneration
- Additional faculty phase of award with maximum length of four years

Hanna H. Gray Fellow – Postdoctoral Training Phase, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (PI: C. Evans),
09/21/2017-08/31/2021
Title: Multi-level mitochondrial surveillance in neuronal homeostasis and degeneration

Pharmacology/Toxicology Predoctoral Fellowship, PhRMA Foundation, 01/01/2012-12/31/2013
Title: Direct implication of the functional role of synaptotagmin-1 in synaptic transmission

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Cell Biology