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Research Strategies


Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia

Dr. Gao’s lab uses a combination of molecular, cellular, genetic and behavioral approaches to dissect the pathogenic mechanisms involving Frontotemporal Dementia disease genes. They use multiple experimental systems, including Drosophila (fly), mouse models and patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Their ultimate goal is to identify common underlying pathogenic pathways as potential targets for therapeutic interventions in Frontotemporal Dementia.


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Frontotemporal Dementia Investigator

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD

Professor, Governor Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research

Fen-Biao Gao Lab

Clinical Trials

At the Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research, our researchers and clinicians are dedicated to finding new treatment options for patients. Our clinical trials program is another way we continue to advance treatments and make new discoveries. If you or someone you know may be interested in a clinical trial, please subscribe for updates and you will be notified when we open up a new trial.


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