Since the beginning, the scientists of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins have believed that the key to finding meaningful therapies for ALS is synergy. The road to meaningful therapies and biomarkers for ALS is rooted in a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that contribute to the initiation and progression of disease. Unique to the Packard Center is the dynamic interactions between researchers, facilitated by frequent opportunities for scientists to share ideas, successes, and even difficulties.
The Packard Center supports more than 180 scientists, technicians, and lab personnel. Consistent with the mission of the Packard Center, members frequently collaborate on projects and openly exchange key resources meant to advance the field. The spark for these fruitful exchanges comes, in part, from regular monthly investigator meetings that are required of Center scientists, as well as an annual research symposia. An active Scientific Director and Scientific Advisory Board, featuring many of the world’s top ALS researchers, help to set the overall strategic direction of the Packard Center, ensuring that each team works on a crucial piece of the overall puzzle.
The Packard Center is 100% funded through philanthropy.
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