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David A Priestman, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

The cellular biological roles of glycosphingolipids in health and disease.


This work is supported by:

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Mizutani-Foundation-for-Glycoscience logo

Specialist interests include:

  • Genetic modifiers of lysosomal biology in health and disease
  • Fabry Disease
  • Mechanisms involved in GSL biosynthesis in the ER and Golgi, including the role and importance of FAPP2 transport protein.
  • GM3 Synthase deficiency (a novel form of hereditary childhood epilepsy)
  • GM2 Synthase deficiency (a hereditary spastic paraplegia)
  • GM2 Gangliosidoses (Sandhoff disease, Tay-Sachs disease)
  • Neuraminidase 1, 3 and 4 deficiencies in knockout mice
  • Evaluation of new therapies and biomarker discovery
  • Lysosomal dysfunction in Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • Role of α-Gal residues in acute rejection in xenotransplant surgery
  • Mouse models of disorders of glycosphingolipid metabolism
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