Our goal is to discover what causes ALS, to develop research models and tools to understand ALS, and to distribute them worldwide.
What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. The average life span from diagnosis is two to five years. There is no cure for ALS.
Through the discovery of effective therapies and the identification of knowledge gaps, our researchers work across institutions and disciplines to identify tools/models that could substantially slow or halt disease progression.
The Packard Center is 100% funded through philanthropy.
Your gift enables us to fund the brightest researchers to help unlock the mysteries of ALS. Every gift is vital to our success. The hope is in the science.