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Shan Sockanathan, PhD

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Shan Sockanathan, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Mechanisms of motor neuron loss in ALS

Our research focuses on identifying molecular pathways that are important for motor neuron survival, and determining if they are specifically impaired in ALS. These studies have the potential to discover relevant therapeutic targets to mitigate motor neuron loss in ALS and to identify biomarkers for this disease.


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Steven Finkbeiner

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Gladstone Institutes, UCSF
Two recently discovered genes that have been associated with both familial and sporadic forms of ALS encode the related proteins TDP43 and FUS cause neuron death in ALS.
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