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Erika L.F. Holzbaur, PhD

William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Location: Philadelphia, PA United States

Erika L. F. Holzbaur received her BS with High Honors in chemistry and history from the College of William and Mary and her PhD in Biochemistry from Penn State University. She the faculty at Penn in 1992, where she is now the William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology in the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. The Holzbaur lab studies molecular motors, cytoskeletal dynamics, axonal transport, autophagy, mitophagy, and neurodegeneration. Dr. Holzbaur has received a Porter Fellowship, the NINDS Javits Award, the Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award and the Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award. She is a Lifetime Fellow and soon to be President-Elect of the American Society of Cell Biology, and has trained more than 40 postdocs and students, many now on faculties of major research institutes

Associated Grants

  • Studying How Defects in Autophagy Contribute to the Aggregation of Alpha-synuclein in Neurons with LRRK2 Mutations


  • Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Damage Control by PINK1 and Parkin


  • Studying LRRK2 Mutations as a Possible Cause of Waste Buildup in Nerve Cells


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