Leslie Aldrich, PhD

Title & Department

Associate Professor

Chemistry

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Program

Translational Oncology Program (TO)

Phone: (312) 413-1051

Email: aldrich@uic.edu

Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved catabolic process in which cytosolic content is engulfed, degraded in lysosomes, and recycled. The Aldrich lab aims to discover and develop selective, small-molecule modulators of this pathway to study its role in immunity, neurodegeneration, and cancer to identify new therapeutic strategies for unmet needs.

Disease Focus

Brain; Pancreatic; Ovarian

Research Keywords

Autophagy; Chemistry; Therapeutics; Assay Development; Chemical Biology
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