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Dec 9
2020
Packard scientists Christopher Donnelly and Udai Pandey are using a strategy called optogenetics to study how TDP-43 causes disease
Dec 9
2020
The Packard Center welcomed Yongjie Yang, PhD from Tufts University to our November Investigator meeting.
NEXT: Read take home message from Marc Freeman's presentation at the November meeting
Dec 9
2020
The Packard Center has awarded a $50,000 research grant to Michael Coleman, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) for a project entitled: Programmed axon death: a preventable axon degeneration mechanism in some ALS patients.
Dec 9
2020
Gifts made through December 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to a total of $100,000) in celebration of our 20th Anniversary.
Click to make a gift this holiday season!
Dec 8
2020
In a new study, Packard investigator Mervyn Monteiro showed that increasing the expression of the UBQLN1 gene in a UBQLN2 mouse model of ALS/FTD helped to alleviate some of the behavioral and molecular signs of disease.
Aug 10
2020
The Packard Center is delighted to announce the appointment of Aaron Gitler, Ph.D., Piera Pasinelli, Ph.D., Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D. and Christopher Donnelly, Ph.D.
Aug 10
2020
New project by Packard Center scientist Alyssa Coyne provides new detail on the underlying and initiating events through which the C9orf72mutation causes disease.
To read the full article in Neuron:
Aug 10
2020
The Packard Center's 14th annual event a success, despite the challenges.
Apr 14
2020
How the Packard Center and other labs are functioning during these unprecedented times.