Charlestown Navy Yard Building 149
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Florian S. Eichler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Center for Rare Neurological Diseases
Explore This Lab
The Eichler lab is exploring the relationship of mutant genes to specific biochemical defects and their contribution to neurodegeneration. Clinical research studies have defined disease progression in adrenoleukodystrophy, metachromatic leukodystrophy and Tay Sachs Disease. Read more on Dr. Eichler's website.
Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy, Type1 (HSAN1)
Current research is focused on a novel treatment for the disorder with the amino acid L-serine. Clinical trials indicate that L-serine, taken three times a day, can drastically lower the neurotoxic lipids that are the hallmark of HSAN1. Read more on Dr. Eichler's Harvard.edu website.
X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD)
Our lab studies the ABCD1 gene that is responsible for X-ALD to better understand potential mechanisms of disease onset. Read more on Dr. Eichler's Harvard.edu website.
GM2 Gangliosidoses (Tay Sachs)
Our lab is defining the pace and rate of clinical decline in GM2 gangliosidosis in preparation for a first gene therapy trial for this disorder. Read more on Dr. Eichler's Harvard.edu website.
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