Francis Lab

Graduate Student Mentor

Primary Research Focus

The Francis laboratory is currently using a molecular, biochemical, cellular, and in vivo animal models to answer three major questions surrounding the impact of lipid metabolism on human health:

  1. How sterol biochemistry regulate protein localization and signaling pathways of interest?
  2. How does sterol metabolism regulate cell function?
  3. What are the developmental impacts of sterol metabolism?

Dr. Francis has formed strong collaborations with experts in the fields of neurodevelopment, cell signaling, -omics methodology, and the identification of therapeutic targets to delineate the impact of lipid metabolism on human health.

These studies will answer questions regarding the importance of specific lipid species to basic cell biology while providing insight into the contribution of lipid metabolism to a variety of diseases.

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