Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.

Frederick Maxfield, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
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

Islam Elsaid

Research Technician

Rudy Jacquet

Graduate Student

Jonathan Ma

Postdoctoral Associate

Raksha Narendra

Research Technician

Nina Pipalia

Research Associate

Syed Saad

Graduate Student

Santiago Solé-Domenech

Research Associate

Noah Steinfeld

Postdoctoral Associate

Alvin Wang

Research Technician

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