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Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.

Frederick Maxfield, Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman Biochemistry Interim Chair, Cell & Developmental Biology
Phone: 
(646) 962-2759

The Maxfield laboratory studies basic cell biology of membrane traffic and its application to understanding and treating diseases. Current interests include cholesterol transport, control of lysosomal pH and extracellular degradation of large objects (e.g., amyloid, dead adipocytes, or deposits of lipoproteins) by macrophages. These studies are related to atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and a rare lysosomal storage disease (Niemann-Pick C disease).

Lab Members

Dana Cruz

Research Associate

Rudy Jacquet

Graduate Student

Valeria Lorenzi

Postdoctoral Associate

Stephanie Pena

Research Technician

Nina Pipalia

Research Associate

Syed Saad

Graduate Student

Rajesh Singh

Research Associate

Santiago Solé-Domenech

Research Associate

Zachary Spahr

Research Technician

Xiaoxue Zhang

Postdoctoral Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Biochemistry 1300 York Avenue,
Box #63 Room A-108
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-2759