Meet Elizabeth Adelson, a neuroscience student at Yale University whom Project ALS will sponsor this summer, along with 4 other students, for a research internship at the Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Elizabeth currently works on the ABCD study to examine behavioral and brain development in children as a part of a 10-year national study. She is particularly interested in working with neurodegenerative disorders because of a close family member who had ALS.
Other interns and future leaders include Olivia Comeau of UMASS Amherst, Caroline Beck of University of Virginia, Emma Fleisher of Tufts University and Emma Wheeler of Boston University. All will gain experience in research and clinical aspects of ALS at Mass General. Welcome interns!
The current issue of Neuroscience journal is dedicated to the staggering contributions to science made by longtime Project ALS Research Advisory Board Chair Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, before his death from the rare neurodegenerative disease progressive supranuclear palsy on April 28, 2019, at 67.