Friday, February 20, 2009

Stephen Tapscott - Fred Hutchinson Center Researcher

We were thrilled when Dr. Tapscott became interested in FSHD research - he received our 4th 2-year $100,000 grant in August 2008. The title of his research study is "Identifying and Validataing Therapeutic Targets in Transcripts from the D4Z4 Repeat."

"The research support provided by the Pacific Northwest Friends of FSH has established an FSH research group in Seattle that is gaining international recognition for its contributions to understanding the cause of FSH. This group is focused on identifying how the mutation in the DNA causes muscle damage with the long-term goal of identifying treatments for this disease. Initial support from the Pacific Northwest Friends of FSH was instrumental in establishing this collaborative cohort of scientists and for the initial work by this group."

Stephen Tapscott
Member, Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Washington

To learn more about Dr. Tapscott and his research interests please view his bio and laboratory information. (linked here)

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