Anna Mitchell received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry
from Swarthmore College and graduated from the MD, PhD program at the University
of Michigan. Her graduate work was done in the laboratory of Dr. Francis
Collins studying the function of the Neurofibromatosis type 1 protein,
neurofibromin. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s
Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, WA and a Medical Genetics
Fellowship at the University of Washington. During her fellowship she worked in
the laboratory of Dr. Peter Byers, studying the role of type V collagen in
classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Dr. Mitchell studies the genes that encode the
chains of the type V collagen protein and the connective tissue disorder that
results from mutations within them, classical Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
Dr. Mitchell current resides in Cleveland, Ohio and is an assistant professor
at Case Western Reserve University.