Laura Liscum, PhD

Laura Liscum, PhD

Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology



BA, Biology, Hunter College, City University of New York
MS, PhD, Biology, Columbia University
Postdoctoral Training, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Campus: Boston
Laboratory: M&V 701
Office: M&V 716A

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-6945
Lab Phone: 617-636-0805
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics


Research Synopsis

Mammalian cells tightly regulate their cholesterol content and its intracellular distribution; however, the routes and mechanisms of intracellular cholesterol transport are not fully understood. Our research focuses on Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC), a human genetic disease characterized by lysosomal storage of cholesterol. We have developed a mouse model with which to study NPC pathogenesis. Our goal is to determine the mechanism by which lysosomal cholesterol storage leads to neurodegeneration and liver disease.


Lab Members

Josyln Mills, PhD Student in Cellular & Molecular Physiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research