Smith-Lemli Opitz and other Inborn Errors of Cholesterol Synthesis

The goals of the meeting are to incorporate new investigators into the STAIR research community, form collaborations and cooperation’s among those investigators, continue the success of trainees in their academic career paths and research funding and productivity, and invest into cutting-edge research strategies to development therapeutic interventions for disorders of sterol and isoprenoid metabolism. The study of inborn errors of sterol metabolism provides a unique opportunity to study the role of cholesterol synthesis and homeostasis in more frequent multifactorial-based birth defects and neurological disturbances such as autism. The conference will provide a forum to tackle rare sterol related disorders and will also contribute to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of cholesterol-based diseases that affect millions of individuals world-wide such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and autism.


Co-funding Institute(s):

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Office of Rare Diseases Research


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Dr. Mary Lou Oster-Granite