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Thomas Lloyd, MD, PhD

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Thomas Lloyd, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Axonal transport and retrograde signaling in Drosophila models of c9-ALS

This research will use a fruit fly model of ALS caused by a mutation in the C9orf72 gene to understand how alterations to the transport of large molecules across the nucleus and along axons contribute to disease. Specifically, this study will investigate retrograde stress signaling mediated by the JNK pathway to determine if this may be a therapeutic target for C9-ALS.


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Gladstone Institutes, UCSF
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