Dr. Steven Michael Claypool is an assistant professor of physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on mitochondrial lipid metabolism and the contribution of phospholipids in mitochondrial function and dysfunction. Dr. Claypool received his B.A. in biological sciences and his M.A. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a Ph.D. in immunology from Harvard University and performed a postdoctoral fellowship in mitochondrial biology at University of California, Los Angeles. He has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed publications, and has presented his work extensively.