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Tilla S. Worgall

Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center
College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Anatomy and Cell Biology Department, Pathology, Department of
650 W. 168th St Black Bldg 457 New York, NY 10032

Tilla Worgall is an expert in sphingolipid metabolism. She is a physician scientist and principle investigator of a basic research laboratory that focuses on sphingolipid metabolism. Her laboratory is equipped with high-pressure liquid chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer (HPLC-MS/MS) instrumentation required for analysis of nuclear sphingosine-1-phosphate and cellular sphingolipids.

She is also a member of the Institute of Human Nutrition.

Research & Other Works

Worgall TS. Lipid metabolism in cystic fibrosis. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2009 Mar;12(2):105-9. Review.


Chang CL, Seo T, Matsuzaki M, Worgall TS, Deckelbaum RJ. n-3 fatty acids reduce arterial LDL-cholesterol delivery and arterial lipoprotein lipase levels and lipase distribution. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009 Apr;29(4):555-61. Epub 2009 Feb 5.


Hamai H, Keyserman F, Quittell LM, Worgall TS. Defective CFTR increases synthesis and mass of sphingolipids that modulate membrane composition and lipid signaling. J Lipid Res. 2009 Jun;50(6):1101-8. Epub 2009 Jan 14.

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