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Monther Abu-Remaileh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Genetics and Institute Scholar of ChEM-H at Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA United States

Monther Abu-Remaileh is an assistant professor of chemical engineering and genetics at Stanford University. His laboratory is interested in identifying novel pathways that enable cellular and organismal adaptation to metabolic stress and changes in environmental conditions. The group also studies how these pathways go awry in human diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and metabolic syndrome, with an eye toward engineering new therapeutic modalities. To achieve these goals, his lab uses multidisciplinary approaches, including metabolomics, proteomics and functional genomics, to study the biochemical functions of the lysosome. Lysosomes are membrane-bound compartments that degrade macromolecules and clear damaged organelles to enable cellular adaptation to various metabolic states. Lysosomal function is critical for organismal homeostasis: mutations in genes encoding lysosomal proteins cause severe human disorders known as lysosomal storage diseases, and lysosome dysfunction is implicated in age-associated diseases, especially neurodegeneration.

Associated Grants

  • Investigating the Molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration in GBA-associated Parkinson's Disease


  • Molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration in GBA-associated Parkinson’s Disease


  • Mapping the LRRK2 Signaling Pathway and Its Interplay with Other Parkinson’s Disease Components


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