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Neil Aronin, MD

Professor of Department of Medicine and the RNA Therapeutics Institute, Division Chief of Endocrinology, Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience

Research Focus - Therapeutic Development in Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Developing therapeutics for Huntington’s disease using
    • RNA interference
    • genome editing 
  • Collaboration with University of Texas, San Antonio to investigate genetic mutations and susceptibility loci in pheochromocytoma

Representative Publications

  • Qin Y, Yao L, King EE, et al. Germline mutations in TMEM127 confer susceptibility to pheochromocytoma. Nat Genet. 2010;42(3):229-233. Read Publication

In the News

  • Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members
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    Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

    Atalanta Therapeutics, a biotech founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty research scientists to pioneer treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases, has launched with financing by venture capital fund F-Prime Capital and strategic collaborations with Biogen and Genentech.

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  • Yasaman Gholamalipour awarded fellowship by Huntington’s Disease Society of America
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    Yasaman Gholamalipour awarded fellowship by Huntington’s Disease Society of America

    UMass Medical School postdoctoral associate Yasaman Gholamalipour, PhD, was awarded the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Berman-Topper Family HD Career Development Fellowship for 2020.

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  • UMMS scientists mark progress on Huntington’s disease research
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    UMMS scientists mark progress on Huntington’s disease research

    Neil Aronin, MD, led an afternoon of presentations detailing advances made by scientists at UMass Medical School in the quest to find a treatment for Huntington’s disease. CHDI Foundation President Robi Blumenstein accepted a plaque in recognition of the foundation’s $13 million in support of Huntington’s research at the medical school.

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