MITO Innovation Scholars In Mitochondrial Health and Medicine


The MITO Innovation Scholars in Mitochondrial Health and Medicine represent a growing community of brilliant minds at the forefront of advancing mitochondrial health and medicine. As recipients of the prestigious MITO2i graduate scholarship or post-doctoral fellowship, these scholars are dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of mitochondrial function and its profound impact on human health. United by a common passion for innovation, they form a dynamic network of trailblazers committed to pushing the boundaries of mitochondrial research.

Join us in celebrating the MITO Innovation Scholars—a community shaping the future of health through groundbreaking discoveries in mitochondrial science.


MITO2i is dedicated to advancing mitochondrial research and fostering innovation. Our innovation grants, fellowships, and scholarships are instrumental in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, leading to transformative breakthroughs in the field of mitochondrial medicine.

The projects funded by MITO2i showcase the diverse array of fields and disciplines exploring the intricacies of mitochondrial function and dysfunction, extending beyond mitochondrial diseases to encompass various chronic conditions. These initiatives are poised to generate novel insights and ideas across a broad spectrum of research areas, significantly expanding the horizons of mitochondrial medicine and research.

If you have a project that aligns with MITO2i’s vision, feel free to contact us, become a member, and/or follow our social media to receive announcements on upcoming opportunities! A limited number of MITO2i graduate student scholarships are awarded each year – applications will open in the spring.

MITO2i extends heartfelt gratitude to Thomas Zachos for his unwavering support of MITO2i and the Graduate Student Scholarships. Through the generous contributions of the Zachos Chair, collaborative research partnerships, and the dedication of donors, MITO2i can sustain its mission of fostering groundbreaking research and providing invaluable funding opportunities for emerging scholars in mitochondrial health and medicine. Your support ensures that promising minds have the resources they need to advance crucial research in this vital field. Thank you, Thomas Zachos, for your ongoing commitment to mitochondrial innovation and scholarship.


MITO2i Graduate Student Scholarships of 2022, 2023, and 2024 were funded in part by:

The Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids)

SickKids, is Canada’s foremost pediatric research hospital. They provide child and family-centred care, facilitate scientific advancements, and are a leader in mitochondrial health research.

The University Health Network

The University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest health research organization and part of the University of Toronto, plays a pivotal role in facilitating collaborative research with Mito2i.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook is Canada’s largest trauma and veterans’ center. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook collaborates with Mito2i in supporting groundbreaking research. 

Unity Health Toronto

Unity Health consists of three locations, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Providence Healthcare. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Unity Health serves a diverse population in the Greater Toronto Area.