I had the privilege of interviewing Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Ozdinler Lab in the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, about her research in ALS. Working with mouse models, Dr. Ozdinler demonstrated that cortical neuronal degeneration in ALS is independent of spinal cord neuronal degeneration, which is a breakthrough in understanding ALS pathophysiology and creates a window for novel treatments.
Dr. Ozdinler published her research in "Nature Gene Therapy" in December 2021. You can read the original paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41434-021-00303-4
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Dr. Ozdinler does a great job of explaining her sophisticated research and its implications.
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