Cell Biology Program

The Farese & Walther Lab


The Farese & Walther laboratory investigates cellular lipid and energy metabolism, in particular the mechanisms and physiology of neutral lipid synthesis and storage in lipid droplets. More broadly the lab studies the mechanisms how cells regulate the abundance of lipids, how they store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability, and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology, and how dysfunction of these pathways leads to diseases, including cancer, metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration.

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Drs. Walther & Farese

Drs. Walther & Farese


Tobias Walther

Co-Primary Investigator; HMMI Investigator; Chair, Cell Biology Program

Robert Farese

Co-Primary Investigator

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