Sterol and Isoprenoid Research Consortium (STAIR)

Information for Professionals

Collaborating with STAIR

Proposing New Research Studies, Partnering with STAIR, and Utilizing Clinical Data and Biological Specimens:

STAIR has been established not only to conduct the initial set of investigations that the investigators have outlined (goals of STAIR), but also to provide an ongoing resource for collaboration with other investigators around the world. We welcome the potential to utilize the STAIR resources to advance biomedical science in areas ranging from basic laboratory to clinical therapeutics to clinical epidemiology, and other aspects of patient-oriented clinical investigation.

Also see: NIH RePORTER Project Information for STAIR

If you are an investigator interested in partnering with STAIR, we ask that you initially contact the Co-Principal Investigator of STAIR, Jean-Baptiste Roullet, PhD ( with a brief summary (one paragraph) of your proposal. If the proposal seems feasible, you will be asked to provide a more detailed protocol summary to the entire STAIR Steering Committee.

If you are a health care provider - physician, medical geneticist, genetic counselor - seeing patients with one of the STAIR diseases (Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome, Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency: (Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D Syndrome (HIDS),
Mevalonic Aciduria), Cerebrotendinous, Xanthomatosis, Sitosterolemia), make them aware of the research conducted by STAIR investigators, refer them to this web site or give them STAIR contact information.

Also See: RD-HUB Biospecimens/Biorepositories Information