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William Tsao

Class 2008
Education BS, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Philip Wong

Current Position Internal Medicine Resident

Johns Hopkins Bayview

Research Interests

Transgenic Mouse Models for ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a relentlessly progressive, fatal disease in which motor neurons degenerate. Many mechanisms have been proposed for why these neurons degenerate, and though one of these proposals has lead to a treatment, none have lead to a cure. The reason for motor neuron degeneration in ALS thus is still very much an open question. I am studying the pathogenesis of ALS using transgenic mouse models.