HDSA is excited to welcome the HD community to its 37th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA in just one week! In-person and virtual attendees will hear talks from renowned HD clinicians and scientists from around the world on a multitude of topics, featuring several presentations from leaders in HD research. Research sessions will include the basics of HD science, an “Ask the Scientists Anything” panel with the editors of HD Buzz, info about observational and registry studies, brain donation for HD research, interactive research trivia, and a keynote address from globally-renowned HD researcher and clinician, Dr. Sarah Tabrizi. Learn more by logging on to the Convention app, here 

HDSA Berman-Topper Fellow, Dr. Lauren Byrne, awarded prestigious Medical Research Council fellowship 

2019 Berman-Topper Fellow, Dr. Lauren Byrne, has spent her three-year HDSA-funded fellowship studying biomarkers for HD that will play an important role in future clinical trials. This summer, she will be starting her own HD laboratory at University College London through a career development fellowship from the Medical Research Council. This is one of the UK’s most prestigious scientific awards and it will devote unprecedented funding to the study of Juvenile HD, work that is anchored by the data she collected during her HDSA fellowship. Congratulations, Lauren 

Research Spotlight Webinars from the Hereditary Disease Foundation 

The Hereditary Disease Foundation Research Spotlight Webinar series features scientists working to identify treatments for Huntington’s disease and other brain disorders, who present their work in plain language. Check out the HDF’s most recent webinar, presented by Dr. Elena Cattaneo, who leads an HD lab at the University of Milan and is a world-renowned expert in the study of stem cells. She spoke about what her lab’s experiments and others have revealed about the importance of the huntingtin gene and CAG repeats.  

Their upcoming June 15th webinar will feature Dr. Steve Finkbeiner and Dr. Leslie Thompson and will focus on therapeutic research into genes that interact with huntingtinClick here to register.