International Workshop
The Niemann-Pick C Lesion & The Role Of
Intracellular Lipid Sorting In Human Disease

October 14-17, 1999
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Organizing Committee
Dr. Peter G. Pentchev, NIH
Dr. Marc Patterson, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Stephen Sturley, Columbia University
Dr. William Paven, NIH

Highlights of the NPC Workshop ( Click Here)


Institutions and Scientists Contributing to
Research Presented at Niemann-Pick C Workshop

 (* denotes lead author of research presented at workshop)



Albert Einstein College of Medicine ~ Bronx, New York   


Konstatin Drobenis, Ph. D.

Marjorie Gondré *

P. A. March

D. A. Siegel

Stephen U. Walkley, DVM, M.Sc., Ph.D. *

Mark Zervas, Ph.D. *

Axys Pharmaceuticals ~ San Francisco, California

Dr. Carl Johnson *

Ben Gurion University of the Negev ~ Beer Sheva, Israel

Rivkah Carmi

Boston University School of Medicine ~ Boston, Massachusetts

Dailan Liu

Raphael A. Zoeller

Bristol-Myers Squibb ~ Princeton, New Jersey

Richard E. Gregg, M.D. *

Colorado State University ~ Fort Collins, Colorado

T. Beck

D. Brown

L. A. Lyons

E. A. McNeil

J. S. O'Brien

M. A. Royals *

P. Schultheiss
M. O. Smith

Kyra L. Somers, DVM *

Mary Anna Thrall, DVM, M.Sc. *

Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons ~ New York, NY

Fred Alcantara

Naz Erdeniz

Sohail Khan

Malathi Krishnamurphy, Ph.D. *

Ying Liu

Stephen L. Sturley, Ph.D. *

Arthur H. Tinkelenberg, Ph.D. *

Dalhousie University - Atlantic Research Centre ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Abbas Mohammadi

Neale D. Ridgway, Ph.D. *

Dartmouth Medical School ~ Hanover, New Hampshire

T. Y. Chang, Ph.D.

Jonathan Cruz *

William Fischer

Leslie P. Henderson, Ph.D. *

Robert A. Maue, Ph.D.

Anita Prasad

Shigeki Sugii *

European Molecular Biology Laboratory ~ Heidelberg, Germany

Kai L. Simons, M.D., Ph.D. *

Georgetown University Medical School ~ Washington, D.C.

Meryl E. Wastney, Ph.D. *

Hadassah University Hospital ~ Jerusalem, Israel

Gideon Bach

Ruth Bargal

Ziva Ben-Neriah

Alex Lossos

Vardiella Meiner, M.D.

Shoshi Shpitzen

Vivi Suri

Marsha Zeigler, Ph.D. *

Institute for Inherited Metabolic Diseases ~ Prague, Czech Republic

Milan Ellender, M.D., Ph.D. *

M. Hrebicek

H. Hulkova

J. Ledvinova

F. Smid

Jefferson Medical College ~ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

T. Rafi

David A. Wenger, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ~ Baltimore, Maryland

Philip A. Beachy, Ph.D. *

Lyon-Sud School of Medicine ~ Oullins Cedex, France

C. Marçais

Gilles Millat, Ph.D. *

Marie T. Vanier, M.D., Ph.D. *

Massachusetts General Hospital ~ Boston, Massachusetts

Mason W. Freeman, M.D. *

Mayo Clinic and Foundation ~ Rochester, Minnesota

Michel Dominguez

Patrick Lundquist

David L. Marks, Ph.D.

Dr. John F. O'Brien

Richard E. Pagano

Walter Park

Marc C. Patterson, M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.P. *

Vishwajeet Puri, Ph.D. *

Karen Snow, Ph.D. *

Xiaofeng Sun, Ph.D.

Rikio Watanabe

Christine L. Wheatley

Medical College of Virginia ~ Richmond, Virginia

Charles C. Schwartz, M.D. *

Mount Sinai School of Medicine ~ New York, New York

Joanna P. Davies, Ph.D. *

Yiannis A. Ioannou, Ph.D. *

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences ~ Bangalore, India

R. Christopher

P. N. Jayakumar

Uday B. Muthane, M.D. *

S. K. Shankar

T. C. Yasha

National Institutes of Health ~ Bethesda, Maryland     

E. Joan Blanchette-Mackie, Ph.D. ~ NIDDKD *

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director-NHGRI *

A. M. Cooney

Nancy K. Dwyer ~ NIDDKD

April C. Howard

C. R. Kaneski

Yujing Liu ~ NIDDKD *

Jill A. Morris, Ph.D. ~ NINDS

Katherine A. Mullin~ NIDDKD

Edward B. Neufeld, Ph.D. ~ NIDDKD *

Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. ~ NINDS

Dr. Richard L. Proia ~ NIDDK

National Public Health Institute ~ Helsinki, Finland

Titta Anttinen, M.Sc. *

Maarit Hölttä-Vuori, M.Sc. *

Elina Ikonen, M.D., Ph.D.

Sari Lusa

Vesa Olkkonen

National University of Singapore ~ Singapore

Wei Yi Ong

New England Biomedical Research Center ~ Newington, Connecticut

Shutist Patel, M.D. *

Sundar Suresh

Osaka University ~ Osaka, Japan

H. Niwa

Philips University of Marburg ~ Marburg, Germany

Dr. Andrej Hasilik

Brigitte Simons *

Pontifica Universidad Catolica ~ Santiago, Chile

Ludwig Amigo

Hegaly Mendoza

Francisco Morera

Flavio Nervi

Attilio Rigotti, M.D.

Silvana Zanlugo *

QEII Health Science Center ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

David M. Byers

Melanie J. Dobson

Gabrielle S. Girouard

Wenda L. Greer, Ph.D., FCCMG *

Paul E. Neumann

D. Christie Riddell

Rambam Hospital ~ Haifa, Israel

Hannah Mandel

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center ~ Chicago, Illinois

Yvonne Lange, Ph.D. *

Saccomanno Research Institute ~ Grand Junction, Colorado

Eugene D. Carstea, Ph.D.

S. D. Klas

D. G. Willis

Stanford University School of Medicine ~ Stanford, California

Janet Jin

Dennis C. Ko

Matthew P. Scott, Ph.D. *

Tottori University-Faculty of Medicine ~ Yonago, Japan

Katsumi Higaki, Ph.D. *

Eiji Nanba *

H. Ninomiya

Kousaku Ohno, M.D.*

Y. Sugimoto

M. Taniguchi

Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Ph.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine ~Boston, Massachusetts

Laura Liscum, Ph.D. *

Natalie J. Munn

Kari Wojtanik *

Tulane University School of Medicine ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

Hans C. Anderson, M.D. *

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School ~ Newark, New Jersey

Akira Honda

Gerald Salen

Sarah Shefer

Dr. G. S. Tint *

Universität Rostock - Klinik für Neurologie ~ Rostock, Germany

C. Bauer

Dr. Peter Bauer *

A. Hufen

N. Lindberg

A. Rolfs

Universität Tübingen - Institut für Hirnforschung ~ Tübingen , Germany

K. Harzer

University of Akita ~ Akita, Japan

Tamaki Abe

Goro Takada

Dr. Tsutomu Takahashi *

University of Alabama at Birmingham ~ Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Ron Johnson *

University of Alberta-Medical Research Center ~ Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Robert B. Campenot

Elena Posse de Chaues

Dennis Vance

Jean E. Vance, M.D. *

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center ~ Tucson, Arizona

James Blanchard

Fernando Carmango

Robert P. Erickson, M.D. *

William S. Garver, Ph.D. *

Robert J. Gillies, M.D. *

Randall A. Heidenreich, M.D.

Jean M. Wilson, Ph.D.

University of Calgary ~ Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Richard Hawkes

Justyna R. Sarna *

University of California ~ San Francisco, California

Lisa D. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D. *

S. H. Mellon

University of Cambridge ~ Cambridge, United Kingdom

Stacy Efstathiou

Robin H. Lachmann, Ph.D., MRCP *

Chris M. Preston

Cinzia Scarpini

University of Essen ~ Essen, Germany

Eberhard Passarge

Dörthe Schmidt *

University of Geneva ~ Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Jean Gruenberg

Feng Gu

Toshihide Kobayashi *

University of Montreal ~ St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

Mira Dobias-Goff

Nicholas Gévry *

Dan Lacroix

Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D. *

J. H. Song

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill~ Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Justin Brown

Kenneth Fowler

Jeffry F. Goodrum, Ph.D. *

A. Kubota

Kinuko Suzuki, M.D. *

Dr. Yun-Ping Wu *

University of Oxford - Glycobiology Institute ~ Oxford, United Kingdom

Ulrika Andersson

Dr. Terry D. Butters

Raymond A. Dwek

Mylvaganam Jeyakumar

Frances M. Platt, Ph.D. *

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ~ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charissa A. Dyer

Thomas W. Mitchell, DVM, Ph.D.

Jerome F. Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D. *

Dr. Hidemichi Watari *

Dr. John H. Wolfe *

University of Porto - IBMC ~ Porto, Portugal

O. Amaral

A. Marcão

Dr. Isaura Ribeiro *

Dr. M. Clara Sá Miranda

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ~ Dallas, Texas

Michael S. Brown

Russell A. DeBose-Boyd

John M. Dietschy, M.D. *

Joseph L. Goldstein

Axel Nohturfft, Ph.D. *

Sogrid Scheek

Stephen D. Turley

Chonglun Xie, M.D. *

University of Vermont ~ Burlington, Vermont

Hans Klünemann, M.D. *

W. W. Pendlebury

University of Washington ~ Seattle, Washington

John P. Incardona, M.D., Ph.D. *

Raj P. Kapur

Henk Roelink

University of Western Ontario ~ London, Ontario, Canada

D. G. Munoz

J. Woulfe

USDA Western Regional Research Center ~ Albany, California

William Gaffield

Wake Forest University School of Medicine ~ Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Melissa L. Hubbert

Dr. W. Gray (Jay) Jerome *

Jerry W. Reagan Jr., Ph.D. *

Patricia G. Yancy

Washington University School of Medicine ~ St. Louis, Missouri

Andrey Frolov

Dorit-Daphna Iken *

Daniel S. Ory, M.D.

Kalpana Srivastava





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