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MDF DM Day at UF

MDF DM Day to be held at the University of Florida, June 29, 2019 from 9 am to 4:30 pm. MDF DM Days are special one-day events that bring together clinicians, researchers, and DM family members to share information & resources and provide close-to-home access to educational sessions.

Dr. Eric Wang wins $2.5 million dollar Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Award

Eric Wang, PhD 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…

CNG Researchers in the News

  Impeding Transcription of Expanded Microsatellite Repeats by Deactivated Cas9 Drs. Eric Wang and Belinda Pinto have published new research in Molecular Cell this month. Their research focuses on blocking the repetitive genetic sequences, found in microsatelitte diseases such as myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2, using a deactivated form…

4th Strength, Science and Stories of Inspiration Event

Strength, Science and Stories of Inspiration Join the fund raising event in Boston on the evening of October 1, 2017, at MIT Kresge Auditorium (7-10 pm), to raise awareness for muscle diseases, bring all stakeholders together, and facilitate new relationships that will accelerate progress towards…

Mission Statement

The Center for NeuroGenetics (CNG) will integrate molecular, genetic and clinical approaches to define the causes of neurodegenerative disease and develop effective treatment strategies. Impact and Burden of Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease Genetic disorders that affect the nervous and muscular systems are responsible for a large number of devastating diseases…

CNG Researchers develop unique mouse model for studying ALS

University of Florida Health researchers have developed a unique mouse model that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia. (L-R)…