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Inhibiting Microbial Metabolism of Levodopa to Increase Availability in the CNS

Parkinson’s disease (PD) impacts 10 million people globally, with 60,000 Americans newly diagnosed every year. Levodopa remains the gold standard treatment for PD, despite limitations including side effects and peripheral metabolism. Current…

Investigators

  • Emily Balskus

Reproducible Individual Brain Organoids

The human brain is a highly complex organ comprised of a variety of cell types and that are largely generated during embryonic development. While this process is invariable in vivo, it is unclear if this can be recapitulated outside of the embryo.…

Investigators

  • Paola Arlotta

Continuous directed evolution of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases to alter amino acid specificity and enhance activity

DESCRIPTION Functions of various biotherapeutics can often be enhanced by modifying individual amino acid residues. However, the current approaches rely on existing natural amino acid chemistry. Approaches that provide new chemical “handles” will…

Investigators

  • David Liu

Evolution of Sequence-Defined Highly Functionalized Nucleic Acid Polymers

DESCRIPTION Template-directed synthesis of modified DNA sequences can provide a rich source of material for generating new therapies featuring modified nucleic acid polymers. The Liu lab has previously developed pioneering methods to generate…

Investigators

  • David Liu

Modulating the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) to enable delivery of drugs and development of therapeutics

The blood–brain barrier (BBB) helps maintain a constant, optimal environment for neuronal function through a combination of barriers and selective transport systems that regulate the passage of wanted and unwanted molecules. While important for…

Investigators

  • Chenghua Gu

3D-brain organoids: Enabling discovery through patient-derived brain organoids

The Arlotta team is developing a 3D brain organoid platform, which makes it possible to study aspects of human brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders in a format amenable to large-scale production and genetic engineering.These organoids…

Investigators

  • Paola Arlotta
  • Giorgia Quadrato

FlicR: A bright and fast red fluorescent protein voltage indicator that reports neuronal activity

Fluorescent-protein-based voltage indicators enable imaging of the electrical activity of many genetically targeted neurons with high spatial and temporal resolution. FlicR is a new bright red fluorescent protein-based voltage indicator that has…

Investigators

  • Adam Cohen

Liquid biopsy-based predictive platform for early cancer detection and drug discovery

Recognition and management of individuals susceptible to disease are critical for patient care. However, identification of these patients is very challenging, especially in oncology. Dr. Peter Park and his group at the Department of Biomedical…

Investigators

  • Peter Park

Therapeutic strategies for autism spectrum disorder sensory (tactile) hypersensitivity, anxiety and social interaction deficits

This is a novel strategy to treat tactile hypersensitivity, anxiety, and social interaction deficits by targeting the peripheral nervous system without drugging the brain.Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including Rett Syndrome, as well as Fragile…

Investigators

  • David Ginty
  • Lauren Orefice

Targeting autophagy for the treatment of neurological diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases occur due to the progressive loss of function and death of neurons, often caused by the accumulation of misfolded proteins. Consequently, increasing the degradation of misfolded proteins and preventing cell death could be…

Investigators

  • Junying Yuan

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