Disorders of Cilia


Over the past decade there has been an explosion of knowledge in the genetic basis of diseases associated with motile and non-motile cilia.

Originally presented on July 25, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Theodore J. Pysher, MD

Theodore J. Pysher, MD

Chief, Pediatric Pathology and Electron Microscopy
ARUP Laboratories
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Professor of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Pysher is the chief of pediatric pathology and electron microscopy at ARUP, as well as an adjunct professor of pediatrics, professor of clinical pathology, and chief of the Division of Pediatric Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also the head of pathology and director of laboratories at Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Pysher received his MD at the University of Chicago, and trained as a pathology resident at Cleveland Metropolitan General, pediatrics resident at Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital in Cleveland, and pediatric pathology fellow at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is a former president of the Society for Pediatric Pathology, and a member of the Pediatric Pathology Test Development and Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pathology and the editorial board for Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. Dr. Pysher's research interests include hemolytic uremic syndrome and pediatric laboratory medicine.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate the structure and function of motile and immotile cilia.
  • Describe the major theories of the evolution of cilia, and the relation of cilia to the cell cycle.
  • Describe the process of intraflagellar transport and its relationship to the ciliopathies.
  • Differentiate genetic and acquired lesions in respiratory cilia.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories