"A contributor to this study is HD-CARE Scientific Advisory Board Member, Dr. Joan Steffan. The study showed that phosphorylating a specific spot of the protein called S421 protected a mouse model of Huntington's from developing symptoms of Huntington's disease".
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The Bioinformatics Team routinely masters concepts, methods and systems that have arduously steep learning curves. To the HD-CARE Board, their work ethic has brought to mind the incredibly difficult ascent of Mt. Everest. Conquering the world’s highest peak is not an easy adventure, and neither is understanding biological data in search of answers for the cause of Huntington’s disease, and the pathway to conquering it. Hence the name of the award, the HD-CARE Everest Award.
Congratulations, Dr. Malcolm Casale, Ryan Lim, Andrea Reyes-Ortiz, Dr. Terri Thompson, and Dr. Jenny Wu on being the first recipients of The Everest Award! HD-CARE and the HD community is grateful for your commitment in search of answers to end Huntington’s disease.
HD-CARE Board of Directors & the HD Community.
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On July 14, 2016, The HD-CARE Board of Directors honored the UCI Thompson Lab Bioinformatics Team: Dr. Malcolm Casale, Ryan Lim, Andrea Reyes-Ortiz, Dr. Terri Thompson, and Dr. Jenny Wu at the University Club, UC Irvine.
Through their work, the team has inspired us with the hope of making this the last generation of Huntington’s disease. The virtuosity of the team’s work inspired HD-CARE to create the first Everest Award.