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The Angel Fund visits Neurology to learn about the advancements in ALS research.

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Angel Fund for ALS ResearchThe Angel Fund for ALS Research supports scientific investigation and research at UMass Chan Medical School. Our team shared research updates with the Angel Fund Board of Directors during their recent visit to learn about research updates and tour our labs. After the presentations, an insightful questions and answers session was held. A special thank you was shared by The Angel Fund to our team for their hard work and dedication to research.

The research updates provided focused on people. "We start with people because we care about people," Robert Brown shared over our discovery cycle model. Much was discussed regarding genetics and biology, genome sequencing, citrullination and the impact on protein function, identifying proteins in moulation, how proteins respond to cell stress, long-term consequences of brain injury, ALS clusters such as sporadic ALS, or based on environmental factors. 

"ALS is not an incurable disease, it is an underfunded disease," John Landers shared.

Neurology Researchers for ALS: John Landers, PhD, Daryl Bosco, PhD, Nils Henninger, MD, PhD, Robert Brown, MD, DPhil, and Zuoshang Xu, PhD, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology

ALS researchers who presented during the update meeting are pictured in photo: John Landers, PhD, of Landers Lab; Daryl Bosco, PhD, of Bosco Lab; Nils Henninger, MD, PhD, of Henninger Lab; Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil, of Brown Lab in the Department of Neurology; Zuoshang Xu, PhD, of Xu Lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology.

ALS lab tour guests speaking with Daryl Bosco, PhD, of Bosco Lab Lab tour guests speaking with Nick Wightman, Manager of Research Operations in Brown Lab