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Dr. Leslie McCauliff ’07 Publishes Cholesterol Study

  • Leslie McCauliff ’07
Biology alumna Leslie McCauliff, Ph.D., has published an important paper in the biochemistry journal eLife on how cells transport cholesterol.

Dr. McCauliff’s study, which she conducted as a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University, demonstrates how cells transport cholesterol and potential methods to combat disorders of cellular cholesterol trafficking. These findings could lead to new therapeutics for an array of cholesterol-related diseases, including genetically tailored, patient-specific therapies. The full article is available here.

After graduating from MMC in 2007, Dr. McCauliff pursued graduate studies at Rutgers University and was awarded a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences in 2013. View her MMC alumni profile here.