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RESEARCH PROJECT: 
In Progress
Our objective is to understand how axonal transport and local protein synthesis contribute to hyperexcitability exhibited by damaged neurons leading to neuropathic pain states.
RESEARCH PROJECT: 
In Progress
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal disease caused by deletion or mutation(s) of thesurvival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. A highly homologous gene, SMN2, is present in all patients but yields low levels of the full-length SMN protein.
RESEARCH PROJECT: 
In Progress
The objective of this study is to determine how the capacity for localized protein synthesis in axons is altered by injury.