Huntington’s disease is caused by toxic accumulation of the HTT protein. Our novel compounds impact this disease mechanism to provide a curative treatment for this life-threatening disease. In this thesis of rotation, we offer you to participate and shape a project that shines light on the cellular cure to Huntington’s disease.
What will you be working on?
You will perform work on animal tissues and cell cultures to decipher the molecular consequences of small-molecule mediated disease modification.
Cutting-edge academic science within the LMU department of physiological chemistry will be combined with support from Avergen Pharmaceuticals – sharing
deep expertise in drug development and cellular disease modulation.
This project aims to answer:
How do active small molecules impact cellular aspects of Huntington’s disease?
By using powerful tools such as compound treatment, genetics, live-cell imaging and cell-based assays, your project will provide valuable insights into novel and disease-relevant mechanisms, as the basis of your high-ranking publication.
What techniques will you use?