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Partnership with Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure

  The CTRND has formed a partnership with the Tyler’s Hope Organization. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body […]


CTRND Researcher Published in The Journal of Neuroscience

CTRND faculty member Dr. Yona Levites has a paper published in the April 22, 2015 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. Levites comments,  “A study looking at anti-amyloid properties of a […]


CTRND Researcher Named a Fellow by the American Heart Association

Dr. Sylvain Doré has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association for his research on Stroke. Please join the CTRND in congratulating Dr. Doré for this honor conferred […]


CTRND Researchers Publish in PNAS

Jenna Leclerc, an MD-PhD student, and her CTRND faculty member adviser Dr. Sylvain Doré have had an article published in the January 12th issue of the journal Proceedings of the […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly.

Learn about CTRND's research on Alzheimer's Disease

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is a family of disorders that also included Pick’s Disease and frontotemporal dementia with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Learn about CTRND's research on FTLD


Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in America (#1 in Portugal and in Asia) and the primary cause of adult disability.

Learn about CTRND's research on Stroke

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease which causes the loss of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Learn about CTRND's Research on ALS

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases.

Learn about CTRND's research on Parkinson's Disease

State of the Art Technology

The CTRND is home to state of the art, cutting edge equipment.

Learn about CTRND's research technology

Recent News

Dr Edgardo Rodriguez Joins the CTRND

Nov 18th, 2014

Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez has joined the faculty of the CTRND.  Dr. Rodriguez joins us from the University of Iowa.

CTRND Researchers Highlight the Role of Protein Misfolding in ALS

Oct 14th, 2014

In work supported by the ALS association, CTRND researchers have had a paper published in Acta Neuropathologica in which they shed light on a potential mechanism for the spread of […]

CTRND Researchers Published in the Journal Molecular Therapy

Oct 14th, 2014

CTRND Post-doctoral fellow, Jacob Ayers, Ph.D., under the direction of CTRND faculty Paramita Chakrabarty, Ph.D., Yona Levites, Ph.D., David Borchelt, Ph.D., and Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., has published a study […]

Dr. Todd Golde

Dr Golde Honored

May 7th, 2014

CTRND Director Dr. Todd Golde has been named recipient of the 2014 College of Medicine Basic Science Research Award for his work on the fundamental underlying principles of biology and […]