U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Richard Proia

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-4391
Email: proiar@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Ph.D.University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center1980
  • B.S.Bates College1976

 Related Links


    • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
    • Genetics/Genomics
    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

    Research in Plain Language

    Our lab studies sphingolipids, lipid molecules that form part of the outer layer of cell membranes and transmit signals to cells. Sphingolipids control many basic functions. For instance, sphingolipids tell lymphocytes how to move through the body as they search for pathogens. They also provide signals to the body when injury or disease occurs. Our work is aimed at understanding how the lipids function normally and during disease.