University of Wisconsin–Madison

Andrew Petersen, Phd

Assistant Scientist, UW Human Stem Cell Editing Service, UW-Madison

apetersen3@wisc.edu

Advisor: Dr. David Wassarman

Graduation: 12/2012
Research Interest: Studying causes of neurodegeneration in humans using human stem-cell derived neurons and glia, primarily focused on models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alexander’s disease

Andrew Petersen

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  • Andrew received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Dr. David Wassarman’s laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His thesis research used Drosophila to study underlying causes of neurodegeneration in a model of the human disease Ataxia-telangiectasia. His research indicated that upregulation of the innate immune response, which is analogous to the inflammatory pathway in mammals, may promote neurodegeneration in this disease.
  • He is currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Su-Chun Zhang studying the causes of neurodegeneration in humans using stem-cell derived neurons and glia. His work primarily focuses on models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alexander’s disease.

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