Q. What do Huntington's disease and ALS have in common?

A. Ai Yamamoto, Ph.D.
The acclaimed Columbia neuroscientist, a leading researcher in autophagy–or protein trafficking–in Huntington’s, has turned her talents to ALS. Project ALS recruited Dr. Yamamoto and Noah Depoure, Ph.D., a quantitative biochemist at Cornell, to characterize protein aggregation in ALS. One year in to the study, Yamamoto has identified a possible strategy for augmenting protein turnover in ALS.

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