Bar Harbor, ME
Researches mice as a model for human neurodegenerative disease, with an emphasis on best practices for research and preclinical drug testing.
My lab focuses on modeling human neurodegenerative disease in mice, with an emphasis on optimum use and best practices for research and preclinical drug testing. As part of the Mouse Model Repository at The Jackson Laboratory, my lab works with the NIH and multiple disease foundations to improve existing mouse models, identify modifier genes, and generate new models that will facilitate therapeutic development. Our goal is to work with foundations, foundation partners and the scientific community to facilitate the rapid characterization, standardization and consistent use of mouse models, with the aim of accelerating treatment discovery. Presently we are focused on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Friedreich's Ataxia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Rett syndrome.
University of Maine, Orono, ME
The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Jackson Laboratory generated many exciting and newsworthy research discoveries and advances in 2015 that accelerated progress in the search for new cures to diseases that are rooted in our DNA. Here are our top 10 stories of 2015.
In work involving several new generations of mouse model development, Jackson Laboratory (JAX) researchers have tested a therapeutic intervention for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that restores some function lost due to a mutation in one gene (SMN1) and amplifies the levels of protective genes (SMN2). Moreover, unlike current interventions, the therapy appears to work after symptoms of SMA have already appeared, and may not need to be administered directly into the central nervous system.
Two 2011 studies demonstrate that restoring or increasing spinal motor neuron (SMN) protein alleviates or even reverses disease in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) mouse models.
Huntington's disease hasn't stopped Cathy Alley from pursuing her passion for live music or supporting the search for cures for her disease.
Most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are sporadic, meaning that there is no family history of the disease.
Scientists are rapidly engineering mice that model these genetic lesions which will be critical for understanding pathogenesis of these diseases.
A novel, allelic series of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) mouse models have been created that differ in SMN expression levels and SMA-related disease severity.
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