York College / City University of New York
Emtage, Lesley

Emtage, Lesley

Associate Professor


Phone: 718-262-2715
Office Location: AC-4E03E
Email: lemtage@york.cuny.edu

My work has focused on cellular processes in neurons. My main research interests focus on identifying and characterizing factors that influence the formation of unfolded protein aggregates, using the Huntingtin protein expressed in S. cerevisiae as a model system. Unfolded protein aggregates are believed to be the fundamental cause of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons’s and Huntington’s. The techniques that I use to address these questions include genetics, molecular biology, and quantitative fluorescence microscopy.

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PhD Columbia University Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics  
MM Indiana University (Bloomington) Viola Performance  
BS University of Pittsburgh Chemistry and Music, summa cum laude  

Areas of Expertise

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics

Publications in Field Of Expertise