The Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine builds on the extraordinary history of success in ALS research at Northwestern. We believe that the center model even more closely aligns the work in our labs with that of the ALS Clinic, positioning us to accelerate discovery and get closer to a cure.
Discover the work being done within our three labs, headed by leaders in the field of ALS research, via the information below. Find a list of publications from these investigators via our Publications page.
Our laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms that give rise to neurological diseases using human stem cell-derived neuronal subtypes.
Understanding the cortical component of motor neuron circuitry degeneration in ALS and other related disorders.
The Les Turner ALS Laboratory II at Northwestern
We are working to discover causes, understand mechanisms of disease and develop cell and animals model in order to develop rational therapies for neurogenetic and neurodegenerative disorders.
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Neuromuscular Medicine
Our center is a proud member of Northeast ALS (NEALS) Consortium.