Peter Kropp joined the Kenyon faculty in 2022 and teaches in the Department of Biology. His research group uses genetic, pharmacological and organismal techniques to understand the intersection of metabolism and cellular identity and function. Kropp's research is currently focused on using the microscopic nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate mitochondrial diseases and dysfunctions.

Prior to Kenyon, Kropp was a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He has taught at the University of Maryland and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.

Areas of Expertise

Mitochondrial biology, gene editing, disease modeling


2018 — Doctor of Philosophy from Vanderbilt University

2012 — Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University

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