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Center For NeuroGenetics

Women of Neuro: Dr. Laura Ranum

Throughout 2021, we’re highlighting women leading our neuro research efforts at the University of Florida. Next, we're highlighting Dr. Laura Ranum, the director of the Center for NeuroGenetics.

Chronic Neurological Diseases

Chronic neurological diseases — Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Huntington’s disease, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, to mention only a few — afflict millions of Americans worldwide and account for tremendous morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, age is the largest risk factor for many…