The Sean. M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital through the generosity of Drs. Shelena and Ayeez Lalji, established the Lalji Family ALS Award in honor of the important scientific work being done in ALS. This new award will recognize an individual or team of investigators for excellence in their transformative scientific discoveries focused on repair of neurological function in ALS.
The Lalji Family ALS Award is accepting nominations for an individual or team of investigators who made significant progress in the ALS field impacting the repair and regeneration in ALS, including, but not limited to the following:
Identification of key modulators of axonal health and degeneration
Discoveries to explore changes in axonal transport
Novel methods to increase and improve endogenous neurogenesis
Cell therapies to target and improve neuronal and/or glial regeneration
Restoring nerve muscle communication
Immune system inhibition to decrease inflammation and improve neuronal regeneration
Discovery of intra-cellular mechanisms to enhance repair and regeneration
Our goal is to identify therapies and modalities to regain lost function in ALS patients.