Latest News

  • ‘Organic interactions’ grow into new discoveries: Global researchers form lasting collaboration at SQI, May 2019.

  • Lab awarded a new NIH grant R21 NS111248 entitled “Defining the Mechanisms by Which NEK1 Genetic Variants Associated With ALS Patients Lead to Motor Neuron Degeneration", April 2019.

  • Congratulations to Alberto Ortega for being awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the French Muscular Dystrophy Association AFM-Téléthon to study C9orf72 disease mechanisms, Feb 2019.

  • New paper out in collaboration with the Stupp lab on the use of supramolecular particles to deliver siRNAs into human neurons: PMID:30775231, Feb 2019.

  • Lab awarded funding from the Les Turner ALS Foundation to pursue 3-year projects on deciphering molecular mechanisms of genetic ALS subtypes. See news here.

  • Congratulations to Alberto Ortega, his stunning image of iPSC-derived NPCs was selected by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as one of the most Striking Scientific Image of 2018.

  • See Evangelos speak during the ALS Walk for Life in September 2018.

  • Check out our latest manuscript on the use of all optical electrophysiology to measure excitability deficits in ALS patient motor neurons: PMID:29779896. Related news stories here.

  • Congratulations to Dina Simkin for winning an Axion Biosystems Travel Award.

  • Evangelos to present at the LiveLikeLou Foundation Emerging ALS Investigators Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, August 2018, Pittsburgh, USA. The title of the talk: Defining the Sub-Cellular Proteome in Mutant C9orf72-Expressing Cells.

  • Learn more about the research at Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern here.

  • Lab awarded a new collaborative NIH grant R21 NS107761 entitled “Defining the Impaired Proteostasis Network in ALS Patient Motor Neurons".

  • The Kiskinis lab is part of multi-institutional team awarded a Centers Without Walls NIH U54 NS108874-01 grant on an Epileptic Channelopathy Center. Evangelos is the PI on Project 2 of the grant entitled “Investigation of Human Neuron Models of Channelopathy-Associated Epilepsy”. Related news stories here.

  • Evangelos to present at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Focus Session BlueRock: Using Pluripotent Stem Cells to Treat Diseases of the Nervous System, June 2018 Melbourne, Australia. The title of the talk: Developing Patient-Specific Stem Cell ModelsTo Inform New Epilepsy Therapies.

  • Evangelos gave an interview at the Stem Cell Podcast.

  • Congratulations to both of our fabulous undergraduates, Liana and Marisa for being awarded grants from the Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grant program! Well-done guys!

  • Check out our latest manuscript on the role of DNA methylation dynamics in the differentiation of human motor neurons: PMID:29551301. Read news stories here, here and here.

  • Lab awarded a new NIH grant RO1 NS104219 entitled “Determining How Defective Nucleo-cytoplasmic trafficking Leads to Neurodegeneration in C9orf72-Related ALS and FTD".

  • Congratulations to Beth for being awarded a Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia T32 graduate training position!

  • Lab awarded a 2-year Research Grant from the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

  • Evangelos presented our work on DNA methylation dynamics in motor neurogenesis at ISSCR in Basel.

  • Evangelos gave a Keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual 24 Hours of Stem Cells.

  • Evangelos featured on the Stem Cell Podcast.

  • New Center Develops Unique Collaborations To Advance Epilepsy Research.

  • Stem Cell Biology the Focus for New ALS Lab.

  • Patient stem cells help identify common problem in ALS.

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