Center for ALS Research and Therapy
Dr. Don Cleveland, UCSD Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Caring for Lou Gehrig's Disease

The UC San Diego ALS and Motor Neuron Center combines the nation's boldest ALS research with an exceptional clinical treatment program to deliver comprehensive, innovative and compassionate care to those living with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Principal Investigator Don W. Cleveland, PhD, professor in the Departments of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Neurosciences at UC San Diego, a widely recognized expert on ALS.

 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

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Ice Bucket Challenge

It's buckets of fun for a good cause! The Cleveland, Lagier-Tourenne and Ravits labs take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.