Dr. Leslie McCauliff is a biological research scientist with expertise in cellular and molecular biology, biophysical science, protein biochemistry, lipid trafficking, lipid storage disorders and toxicology screening. Dr. McCauliff earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marymount Manhattan College in 2007 and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University in 2013.
Dr. McCauliff most recently worked at Iontox, LLC, a contract research service company specializing in ADME-PK and toxicology-based research, in Kalamazoo, MI. Dr. McCauliff led and supported projects dealing primarily with in vitro toxicology and safety screening of various chemicals, drugs and food additives for a number of commercial and academic clients. After relocating to the Atlanta, GA, area in 2017, Dr. McCauliff continued her relationship with Iontox as a science writer, aiding in the preparation of company press releases, client updates and website based client services.
Dr. McCauliff has served as a consultant to Dr. Judith Storch of the Nutritional Science Department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, since 2015. Her work focuses on intracellular cholesterol trafficking, specifically with respect to the mobilization of free cholesterol within the endo/lysosomal compartment by the Niemann Pick C2 protein. The collaboration with Dr. Storch has resulted in over half a dozen publications.
Dr. McCauliff currently resides in Decatur, GA, with her family.