The Farese & Walther laboratory aims to make discoveries in fundamental biology and train the leaders in the next generation of scientists.

We investigate cellular lipid and energy metabolism, in particular the mechanisms and physiology of neutral lipid synthesis and storage. More broadly the lab studies the mechanisms how cells regulate the abundance of lipids, how they store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability, and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology, and how dysfunction of these pathways leads to diseases, including cancer, metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration.

We are part of Sloan Kettering Institute at MSKCC in the heart of Manhattan and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute