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Sami Barmada, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Angela Dobson and Lyndon Welch Research Professor, Brain Bank Director
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Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
RNA stability, RNA binding proteins, neurodegeneration, ALS, FTD

Research Interests

We are interested in the basic abnormalities leading to neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Using a combination of automated fluorescence microscopy, computer science, genome engineering and bioinformatics we investigate RNA and protein metabolism, how deficiencies in these pathways lead to neuron loss in ALS and FTD, and how these pathways can be modified to prevent neurodegeneration.

DEI Statement

Every cell in the body is unique, just as every person is. The body is nothing without cells and their variety, just as the world is made up of people in all their diversity. Here, we believe diversity is to celebrated, equity is a way of living, and inclusion is to be embraced.