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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute for Cellular Engineering

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Lila Gierasch

Distinguished Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts
710 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-6094
gierasch@biochem.umass.edu
http://people.chem.umass.edu/gieraschlab/index.html


Protein Folding in the Cell and How It Can Go Wrong

Mistakes in protein folding are causative in several diseases, including the late-onset neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s.

 
Research Interest Potential Application

Protein folding and chaperones

New therapeutics based on understanding diseases caused by folding

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003