Meet Dr. Perkins
Dr. Guy A. Perkins, a scientific researcher at the University of California School of Medicine, is the foremost authority on mitochondrial structures having published a new paradigm of mitochondrial structure that is replacing outdated models in textbooks. He has more than 95 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals including such top scientific journals as Science, Nature, and Cell.
His images have been in several textbooks and featured in two science museums-Maryland and Amsterdam. A movie he made about mitochondria was presented in 2012 to the U.S. Congress. He is the Director of Tomography at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research and his specialty has been mitochondrial function and structure for the last 17 years.
During the last five years, he has led the mitochondrial micro-anatomy directive for a large multi-collaborator National Institutes of Health grant. Dr. Perkins is sought after to help collaborators study mitochondrial structure and function in disease. In 2011, three of Dr. Perkins' publications resulted in press releases that have been covered by mainstream online news outlets because of their breakthroughs of general interest. One figure from one of these papers was chosen by the French journal, La Recherche, as "one of the most impressive images of 2011" and was published in its January 2012 issue.
In addition, Dr. Perkins is an exercise enthusiast. He is a competitive runner and credits taking MitoEndurance daily for the age-group success he's had in races the last couple years. He races distances from 5k to marathon. Below are race highlights after he started taking MitoEndurance. "Last year, I did the Big Cottonwood Half Marathon. I came in first in my age group. Overall, I was 16th out of more than 2500 finishers. Not bad for a 52-year old. My time was 1 hour 21 minutes 10 seconds, which should impress a few people. I owe this very satisfying race to Mito-E."
Race Highlights 2014:
Big Cottonwood Half Marathon, 1:21:10 16th out of more than 2500 finishers. 1st in age group.
Race Highlights 2013:
Penasquitos Cinco de Mayo 5k, 18:00 minutes, 1st place overall out of more than 700 runners.
Oceanside Turkey Trot 5 miles, 31:04 minutes, 1st in age group out of more than 1400 runners.
Race Highlights 2012:
Penasquitos Cinco de Mayo 5k, 18:41 minutes, 1st place overall out of more than 400 runners.
Race Highlights 2011:
Super Run 5k, 18:55 minutes, 1st in age group, 5th overall out of 284 runners.
MCRD St. Patrick’s 5k, 18:15 minutes 2nd in age group, 5th overall out of more than 1200 runners.
NFAR 5k, 18:32 minutes, 1st in age group, 15th overall out of more than 1500 runners.
ACT for Autism 3.3 miles, 19:56 minutes, 1st in age group, 3rd overall out of 514 runners.
MCRD Freedom Run 3 miles, 17:04 minutes, 1st in age group, 2nd overall out of 767 runners.
Penasquitos Pioneer 5k, 18:31 minutes, 1st place overall.
Jaimee’s Run 5k, 17:56 minutes, 2nd place overall out of 80 runners.