Center for ALS
Research & Therapy
Combining the nation’s boldest Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research with the region’s strongest clinical treatment program to deliver innovative and compassionate care.Our Research
About Our Center
Our multi-institutional group of PhD and MD researchers are focused on:
- Identifying the causes of ALS and the mechanisms that lead to premature death of motor neurons
- Devising and testing potential therapeutic approaches
- Translating our research efforts into clinical trials for patients with ALS
ALS Treatment Program
Learn more about treatment for ALS – Lou Gehrig's Disease – at UC San Diego. We have the most comprehensive ALS Program in San Diego, and we are an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence.
Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch our ALS Center team members drench the CEO of UC San Diego’s Health System and the Vice Chancellor and Dean of UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Read how the Ice Bucket Challenge dramatically accelerated the fight against ALS, in an ALS Association press release.
Support Our Work
Private donations help us continue provide comprehensive treatment while advancing therapies and working toward a cure for ALS. Learn more about ALS.