Neurodegenerative diseases, which result from loss of cells in the brain and spinal cord, affect millions worldwide. Common neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Unfortunately, cures and effective treatments for these devastating diseases are lacking, causing great suffering for patients and family members. Through their research, our principal investigators hope to remedy this problem by increasing our understanding of the mechanisms and pathways of neurodegenerative disease. Their ultimate goal is to develop new and more effective treatments. Our principal investigators use cutting edge technologies and state-of-the-art approaches to investigate neurodegenerative diseases.