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Snapshot: What is Chorea?

Chorea is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, unusual, and abrupt movements of the body that appear to be out of control and without purpose. The word “chorea” is originated from the Greek word “choreia,” which means “dance”, accurately depicting the jerky, dance-like movements shown by people suffering from this Read More…

Spotlight: The Lim Laboratory

Picture of the Lim lab taken in May 2022. Left to right: Chris Lee, Benjamin Sanders, Kimberly Luttik, Dr. Janghoo Lim, Dr. Neha Gogia, Luhan Ni, Ashley Owens, Victor Olmos Principal Investigator: Janghoo Lim, PhD Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA Year Founded: 2010 What disease areas do you Read More…

Spotlight: The Cvetanovic Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Marija Cvetanovic Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Year Founded:  2012 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 What models and techniques do you use? Mouse models Human stem cells Microscopy RNA Sequencing Research Focus What is your research about? The human brain is made up of many different Read More…

Spotlight: The CMRR Ataxia Imaging Team

Location: University of Minnesota, MN, USA Year Research Group Founded:  2008 What disease areas do you research? Ataxia (SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, Friedreich Ataxia) Multiple System Atrophy – Cerebellar Ataxia Huntington’s Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Traumatic Brain Injury Diabetes What models and techniques do you Read More…

Spotlight: The Kuo Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sheng-Han Kuo Location: Columbia University, New York, NY, United States Year Founded:  2012 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 SCA2 SCA3 SCA6 Tremor Essential Tremor What models and techniques do you use? Mouse models Post-mortem patient tissue Optogenetics Human physiology EEG (electroencephalogram) Neuromodulation Research Focus What is your Read More…

Spotlight: The Zoghbi Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Huda Zoghbi Location: Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA Year Founded:  1988 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 Rett Syndrome MeCP2 duplication syndrome Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Brain development What models and techniques do you use? Mouse models Human cell biology Molecular biology Read More…

Spotlight: The Movement Analysis and Robotics Laboratory (MARlab)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Maurizio Petrarca Location: Bambino Gesù Children Hospital, Rome, Italy Year Founded: 2000 What disease areas do you research? Friedreich’s ataxia Early-onset ataxia Non-Progressive Cerebellar Ataxia Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Cerebral Palsy Adrenoleukodystrophy What models and techniques do you use? Wearable Technologies Movement analysis Read More…

Spotlight: The Neuro-D lab Leiden

Principal Investigator: Dr. Willeke van Roon-Mom Location: Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands Year Founded: 1995 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 SCA3 Huntington’s Disease Dutch – Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Alzheimer Disease What models and techniques do you use? Mouse Models hiPSC-derived stem cells models Post-mortem patient tissue Read More…

Spotlight: The Truant Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ray Truant Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Year Founded: 1999 What disease areas do you research? SCA1 SCA7 Huntington’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease What models and techniques do you use? Human cell biology High content screening Biophotonics Microscopy Research Focus What is your research about? We are Read More…

Spotlight: The Watt Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Alanna Watt Location: McGill University, Montreal, Canada Year Founded: 2011 What disease areas do you research? SCA6 ARSACS Aging Basic questions about how the cerebellum functions. What models and techniques do you use? Animal models of ataxia and aging Electrophysiology Imaging RNA sequencing Behavioural assays Research Focus Read More…

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