Our lab creates in vitro models of human neurodegenerative diseases by converting patients’ skin fibroblasts into disease-affected neural cells. This enables us to screen thousands of drug-like compounds in search of potential therapeutics that slow or stop the degeneration of these cells in petri dishes — and eventually in patients.
- Justin Ichida explores Alzheimer’s disease, with support from the John Douglas French Foundation May 23, 2017
- Nicole Koutsodendris featured in Commencement profile May 8, 2017
- Justin Ichida and Kim Staats receive grant from from the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Foundation March 3, 2017