J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD
Photo: J. Paul Taylor



Elected 2010
The principal goal of our research is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with neurodegenerative disease. Toward this end we: * Use in vitro and in vivo modeling to elucidate the molecular basis of neuronal dysfunction and neuronal loss in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, frontotemporal dementia, and polyglutamine disease * Use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to apply the power of genetics to illuminate the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration * Screen small molecules to identify compounds that can be translated to clinical use