McMurray Lab



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Division of LIfe Sciences

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Our research is focused on determining the causes and effects of DNA instability in human disease.  By examining the diseases which demonstrate neurodegenerative/neuropsychiatric phenotypes such as Huntington’s Disease, Spinocerebellar Ataxias, schizophrenia and Ataxia Telanglectasia, we hope to elucidate the signaling mechanisms that lead to neuronal death.  By studying these mechanisms in model systems, we hope to develop novel pharmacological and molecular approaches to treating human disease - Dr. Cynthia McMurray

McMurray Lab

Primary Neurons (Huntington’s)

Planaria (stem cells)