More than 5 million people in the US suffer from some form of neurodegenerative disease. This number is increasing at an alarming rate. Despite an enormous investment in time and money, neurodegenerative diseases still cannot be cured. The CND is a synergistic group of researchers who study neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease across multiple disciplines from the behavioral to the molecular level. The Center fosters collaborative research, encourages and supports the search for extramural funding, and provides an environment where the combined focus on neurodegenerative diseases is more than the sum of its parts. A major focus of the CND is to understand the mechanisms that underlie these different neurodegenerative diseases in order to discover a cure. The CND is a natural outgrowth of the growing number of neuroscience research laboratories at WVU that include sensory, addiction, stroke and cognitive research and draws from, as well as contributes, to the numerous levels of expertise across the greater neuroscience community.
Bernard Schreurs, PhD - Group Leader