lunedì 29 dicembre 2008

Robert Brown, Jr., MD, D.Phil.
Robert H. Brown Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Day Neuromuscular Laboratory and Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research was founded in 1984 by Dr. Brown to investigate neuromuscular diseases. Throughout his career, Dr. Brown has been honored for his exceptional commitment to the fight to cure neuromuscular diseases. These honors include induction into the Institute of Medicine and the American Neurological Association. The Day laboratory has become an internationally recognized center for research and clinical care in neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Brown and his collaborators have made many important contributions to the understanding of the biology of neuromuscular diseases, including identification of several genes involved in familial ALS. The MGH Day Laboratory contributions include investigations of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Miyoshi myopathy, periodic paralysis, and adrenoleukodystrophy (lorenzo’s oil disease). Current research includes stem cell transplantation studies, drug screening to find promising compounds for treatment, human and mouse trials of promising drugs, and genetic investigations to find new genes that cause ALS in families. There are several investigators in this lab, including: Merit Cudkowicz, MD; Peira Pasinelli, PhD; Davide Trotti; PhD; Gilmore O’Neill, MD, Jonathan Francis, PhD

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