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William Tsao

Class 2008
Education BS, Johns Hopkins University
Email wtsao1@jhmi.edu
Mentor

Dr. Philip Wong

Current Position Internal Medicine Resident
Location

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.