We’re grateful to announce that we’ve booked Dr. James Orengo to speak at an upcoming Global Ataxia Support Group meeting. Read below for more details!
Dr. James Orengo is an Assistant Professor of neurology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Dr. Orengo also has a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology plus certifications in Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine.
One of his other interests is neurogenetics.
Dr. Orengo also has his own lab at Baylor – the James Orengo Lab. His lab studies motor neuron degeneration using single gene mutation models to determine the common underpinnings involved in triggering this degeneration. Its focus is on Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1). SCA1 is caused by expansion of CAG repeats encoding poly-glutamines (polyQ) in ATAXIN1 (Atxn1). But we’re sure to learn more in the session.
This will be another great speaker session!
After we talk to Dr. Orengo, we’ll continue on with our regular support meeting.
Here are the details of the meeting in case you’d like to join us.