Our Research

We love good scientific questions!  Here’s what we are currently asking:

  • Do ALS mutations disrupt astrocytes’ response to inflammatory cues?



  • Are there persistent organic pollutants out there that lead to an ALS-like phenotype in our stem cell derived motor neurons?




  • Why does mutant SOD1 seem to be more toxic to motor neurons than other cell types?

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  • Are there specific, naturally forming, structural features and characteristics that make SOD1 toxic?



  • (In collaboration with Prof. Michael Calter) Can we use natural products as a starting place for new anti-cancer analogs?