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Title Huntington’s Disease
Opportunity Type Fellowships / Observerships
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Huntington’s Disease

Sponsor :Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Deadline :1st March 2019

2018 Recipients Of The Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowships, a vital program to train the next-generation of scientists with research expertise in Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a rare, hereditary neurodegenerative disorder affecting approximately 30,000 Americans. After rigorous review by the HDSA’s Scientific Advisory Board, three impressive students were awarded 2017 Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship:

Mr. Jacob Friedman (University of Central Florida) will spend the summer working with Amber Southwell, PhD using stem cells from male HD gene carriers to determine if a father’s age affects CAG expansion.

Mr. Ethan Smith (University of Central Florida) will also be working under the guidance of Amber Southwell, PhD on a project that aims to clarify how the huntingtin protein makes its way to the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of HD mice.

Mr. Wes Solem (Western Washington University) will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Carroll to characterize a new HD mouse model that lacks huntingtin in its fat tissue.

Mr. Scott Song (Amherst College) will spend the summer working at Stanford University in the laboratory of Yanmin Yang, MD, PhD to investigate the function of calcium channels in HD cell cultures.

Field of Interest Huntington’s Disease, Dementia, medicine, neurology
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