Dr. Stepanova's research focuses on uncovering the elusive link between mitochondria, calcium communication, and heart cells' well-being in patients with Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) to identify novel therapies for cardiomyopathy in FA.
Research grants: Calcium communication among intracellular compartments in FA patient-derived cells. Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) Grant (PI, Stepanova) 09/01/2022-08/31/2024
Hobbies: Anna has been a Toastmaster since Feb 2021. Now she is the Club President of Columbia University Toastmasters and Division B Director in District 46. When Anna isn't at the bench or busy with Toastmasters, you can spot her in a dance studio or Central Park, where she prepares for bike rides like the Bike-A-Thon or rideATAXIA.