Lysosome Processing & Transport

Organizers: Bruno Benitez and Carlos Cruchaga Read More


The Lysosome Processing & Transport Group is a group of investigators whose research goals range from basic lysosomal system biology to therapy in model organisms and humans. The focus of this group is to introduce key research developments and current innovative studies in the lysosome field.  Members of this group share an interest in the autophagy/lysosomal pathway (ALP) and its relationship to neurodegenerative disorders, development of novel therapeutic strategies of Lysosome storage diseases and the use of cell and animal models as tools to determine the role of the ALP in the pathogenesis of neurological and cardiovascular diseases.  Group meetings are open to the Washington University community, and those outside also are welcome to present their work and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.

Organizers/Contact Information

For additional information about the Lysosome Processing & Transport Group, please contact the faculty organizers Bruno Benitez or Carlos Cruchaga, or our administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

2020 Fall Schedule, Lysosome Processing & Transport Group

Every other month on the 3rd Thursday
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email Bruno Benitez.

  • August 20: Cliff Luke (WashU Pediatrics) “Lysoptosis: an ancient and evolutionarily-conserved cell death pathway moderated by intracellular Serpins”
  • October 15: Michael Flanagan (Montaño lab, Saint Louis University) “Role of Miglustat in a Hypophosphatasia Mouse Model”
  • December 17: Hemanth Ramesh Nelvagal (Cooper lab, WashU Pediatrics) “Early CNS manifestations of CLN1 disease”
  • February 18: Michelle Hastings (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)

All meetings are listed on the Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) Calendar.

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Lysosome Processing & Transport Faculty

Faculty organizers: Bruno Benitez, Carlos Cruchaga

Affiliated faculty

Bruno Benitez (WashU Psychiatry)
Jonathan Cooper (WashU Pediatrics)
Carlos Cruchaga (WashU Psychiatry)
Patricia Dickson (WashU Pediatrics)
Abhinav Diwan (WashU Medicine)
Timothy Holy (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Stuart Kornfeld (WashU Medicine)
Jin-Moo Lee (WashU Neurology)
Adriana Montaño (Saint Louis University)
Andrew Nguyen (Saint Louis University)
Daniel Ory (WashU Medicine)
Maria Remedi (WashU Medicine)
Rajan Sah (WashU Medicine)
Mark Sands (WashU Medicine)
Gary Silverman (WashU Pediatrics)
Amber Stratman (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)