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Searching for Answers

Lorson and his lab team are looking at SMA from two distinct yet related perspectives. First, they are trying to determine what causes SMA, and second, they want to develop gene therapy programs to replace the SMA-causing gene. This research is conducted in collaboration with several drug and biotech companies.

Race for a Cure

Christian Lorson
Associate Professor, Veterinary Medicine
UM Columbia

By Tanya Sneddon