Welcome to the Fridovich-Keil Lab!

Our Mission

The focus of our research is galactose metabolism and the role(s) galactose metabolites play in normal development and disease. Specifically, we are working to understand the role(s) of galactose metabolism in normal embryogenesis and homeostasis using a fly model system, and the pathophysiology of transferase- and epimerase-deficiency galactosemias using a combination of model systems and patient studies. We are also working to identify modifiers of outcome in galactosemia. Finally, we are exploring novel strategies for improved intervention in
galactosemia.

JFK's Lab in the News

Flies Offer Insight Into Human Metabolic Disease, Science Daily (June 2, 2010)