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Neurogenetics

We investigate the causes, treatments, natural history and phenotypic spectrum of inherited neurologic disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. Our studies range from describing novel inherited neurologic syndromes (such as Spastic Ataxia/Mental Retardation syndrome); to family studies including genetic mapping (e.g., identifying loci for hereditary spastic paraplegia, paroxysmal dystonic choreoathetosis and X-linked mental retardation-epilepsy); discovering genes for neurologic diseases (e.g., SPG3A/atlastin and SPG6/NIPA1 gene mutations cause HSP; MR1 gene mutations case PDC); and the creation and analysis of laboratory animals of neurologic disease.

Personnel:

John K. Fink, M.D. (jkfink@umich.edu), Professor, Department of Neurology, Director, Neurogenetic Disorders Program.

Sandy Wilcock, R.N. (wilcock@umich.edu), Clinical and Research Nurse.

Clinic Providers

John K. Fink, M.D., Director
Sandy Wilcock, R.N., B.S.N.