Mark S. Sands, PhD
Mark S. Sands, PhD, professor of medicine and of genetics, is recognized for his exceptional work providing an outstanding, nurturing training environment to postdoctoral students.
Sands is one of the world’s leading authorities on the pathogenesis and treatment of lysosomal storage diseases. He has trained more than 25 young scientists in his laboratory, a number of whom have gone on to prominent roles in research at top academic and government institutions that include Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Cleveland Clinic, National Center for Child Health and Development in Japan and other institutions. Other trainees have assumed leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry.
Over his career, Sands has served on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and has been a frequent invited lecturer.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1980 and his doctoral degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990. He completed postdoctoral training at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1994.