This week, Jessica and Jeremy are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein, professor of neurology and neuroscience and the founding director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Dr. Alyssa Coyne, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins. Drs. Rothstein and Coyne discuss their recent publication of research identifying a cellular defect common in ALS and what it means for research into the disease going forward.
To read more about the role CHMP7 accumulation plays in cell degradation go to https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/researchers-identify-cellular-defect-common-familial-sporadic-forms-als
Learn more Dr. Coyne’s research at https://www.als.org/blog/meet-alyssa-coyne-2018-milton-safenowitz-postdoctoral-fellow
Learn more about The ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at https://www.als.org/research/research-we-fund/fellowships/milton-safenowitz-postdoc-fellowship-program
Dive deeper into the impact of the Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at https://www.connectingals.org/episodes/recruiting-new-researchers-to-the-search-for-treatments
This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter.