About Our Researchers

DR. STUART KORNFELD AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ST. LOUIS, MO.

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About Dr. Kornfeld: Dr.Stuart Kornfeld, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. In the early 1980s, he discovered the mechanism whereby the Mannose 6-phosphate recognition marker is added to newly synthesized lysosomal acid hydrolases and showed that mutations in the enzyme that mediates the first step in this pathway are the cause of Mucolipidosis II/III. Since then, he has studied many aspects of the Mannose 6-phosphate trafficking pathway. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has received many awards for his research contributions.

DR. RICHARD STEET AT GREENWOOD GENETIC CENTER, GREENWOOD, SC. 

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About Dr. Steet: Dr. Richard Steet, Ph.D., is the Director of Research and Head of the JC Self Research Institute at Greenwood Genetic Center. He is also a research professor in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University. Dr. Steet's laboratory primarily studies the pathogenesis of lysosomal diseases such ML-II using zebrafish models. Dr. Steet maintains an active collaboration with Dr. Kornfeld to study aspects of the mannose 6-phosphate trafficking pathway using the zebrafish system.