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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a devastating and lethal disease resulting in the degeneration of neurons located in the brain and spinal cord responsible for controlling muscle function. Progression from early muscle twitches to complete paralysis and death usually happens within four years. There is currently no cure for ALS and only one approved therapeutic agent, Riluzole, which has been shown to minimally slow the progress of the disease.



Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Svendsen Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Vatine G, Al-Ahmad A, Barriga B, Svendsen S, Salim A, Garcia L, Garcia V, Ho R, Yucer N, Qian T, Lim R, Wu J, Thompson L, Spivia W, Chen Z, Van Eyke J, Palecek S, Refetoff S, Shuster E and Svendsen CN.

Cell Stem Cell 20(6): 831-843. 

Rushton D, Andres P, Allred P, Baloh R and Svendsen CN.

Neurology 89(2):196-206. 

Ho R, Sances S, Gowing G, Amoroso MW, O’Roarke JG, Shabian A, Wichterle H, Baloh RH, Sareen D and Svendsen CN

Nature Neuroscience 19(9):1256-67. 

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127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Pavilion, Room 8405
Los Angeles, CA 90048