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New study shows antibody therapy could offer treatment path for genetic form of ALS and FTD

Drs. Laura Ranum and Lien Nguyen Online version with high-res image available here: https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(19)30970-5 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New preclinical research shows promise for a potential treatment pathway aimed at slowing the disease process and extending survival in patients with ALS, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, an…

Center for NeuroGenetics Seminar Series

Monday, November 25, 2019 5:15-6:15 pm, Room 133, Cancer Genetics Research Complex (CGRC) Building, 2033 Mowry Road Title: TBA Matthew Farrer, PhD Endowed Chair, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases Professor of Neurology Director Clinical Genomics Program University of Florida…

CNG Researcher Eric Wang wins Chan Zuckerberg Initiative award

Congratulations to CNG Researcher Dr. Eric Wang on receiving the very prestigious Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This is an outstanding achievement and will provide Dr. Wang’s lab with $2.5 million to pursue his innovative research on RNA biology and cellular trafficking in neurodegenerative disease. We are thrilled to have Eric as a member of our Center for NeuroGenetics and are looking forward to seeing where his research goes next.

New CNG Research on DM2 Honored With Cover of Neuron

A new article related to Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 research was published in September 2017 from the lab of Dr. Laura Ranum.  The findings were reported in the journal Neuron and was featured on the cover of the journal. The work was spearheaded by Dr. Tao Zu and is entitled…

New Funding Received in 2017 by CNG Researchers

The following CNG faculty have been successful in securing new funding for various research projects.  Below is a brief summary of the new grants awarded in 2017. Drs. Andy Berglund, Maurice Swanson and Eric Wang received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to determine the cis and trans acting…

CNG Attends the IDMC/MDF Conferences in San Francisco

CNG attends the IDMC/MDF conference in San Francisco We had over 20 CNG members attend the International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium (IDMC-11) meeting held in San Francisco, California, on September 5th to 9th, 2017.  Scientific meetings and conferences are an important component of scientific research, training and collaboration.  The IDMC-11 provided…

PTK Awardees 2017

Join us in congratulating Melissa Hale from Dr. Andy Berglund’s lab and Dr. James Thomas from Dr. Maury Swanson’s lab.