Paul Marcogliese

Paul Marcogliese

Research Interests

I am interested in the discovery and characterization of novel genes involved in a variety of undefined neurological conditions. In attempts to streamline these efforts, I am part of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). The UDN uses next-generation sequencing (whole-genome and whole-exome) to determine causative gene variants in these patients. This is followed by rapid generation of Drosophila with strong loss of function alleles in these genes. The characterization of these flies and further examination of the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the phenotype in flies may provide vital insight into the human disease.


Marcogliese PC, Abuaish S, Kabbach G, Abdel-Messih E, Seang S, Li G, Slack RS, Haque ME, Venderova K, Park DS (2017) LRRK2(I2020T) functional genetic interactors that modify eye degeneration and dopaminergic cell loss in Drosophila. Human Molecular Genetics 26:1247-1257.  [Abstract]
Qu D, Hage A, Don-Carolis K, Huang E, Joselin A, Safarpour F, Marcogliese PC, Rousseaux MW, Hewitt SJ, Huang T, Im DS, Callaghan S, Dewar-Darch D, Figeys D, Slack RS, Park DS (2015) BAG2 gene-mediated regulation of PINK1 protein is critical for mitochondrial translocation of PARKIN and neuronal survival. Journal of Biological Chemistry 290:30441-30452.  [Abstract]
Sanchez G, Varaschin RK, Büeler H, Marcogliese PC, Park DS, Trudeau LE (2014) Unaltered striatal dopamine release levels in young Parkin knockout, Pink1 knockout, DJ-1 knockout and LRRK2 R1441G transgenic mice. PLoS One 9:e94826.  [Abstract]
Rousseaux MW, Marcogliese PC, Qu D, Hewitt SJ, Seang S, Kim RH, Slack RS, Schlossmacher MG, Lagace DC, Mak TW, Park DS (2012) Progressive dopaminergic cell loss with unilateral-to-bilateral progression in a genetic model of Parkinson disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109:15918-15923.  [Abstract]
Aleyasin H, Rousseaux MW, Marcogliese PC, Hewitt SJ, Irrcher I, Joselin AP, Parsanejad M, Kim RH, Rizzu P, Callaghan SM, Slack RS, Mak TW, Park DS (2010) DJ-1 protects the nigrostriatal axis from the neurotoxin MPTP by modulation of the AKT pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107:3186-3191.  [Abstract]