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Spinal Cord Injury

Our research focuses on augmenting regeneration of the adult spinal cord after injury.

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Alzheimer's Disease

We study degenerative changes in the brain of both normal aging and pathological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Neural Plasticity

We explore the innate ability of the adult brain to undergo structural and functional adaptation as a result of experience.

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BDNF Gene Therapy Trial

Our group is sponsoring a first-in-human clinical trial of gene therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. This trial has been approved by the FDA and the UC San Diego Human Subjects Safety Committee.

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Mark Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, UC San Diego Translational Neuroscience Institute