HD Insights™

Vol. 12 - Fall 2015

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1 HD Insights, Vol. 12 HD Insights A H u n t i n g t o n d i s e a s e r e s e a r c h Issue N o 12 -- Fall 2015 p e r i o d i c a l TM Copyright © Huntington Study Group 2015. All rights reserved. Insights of the Year Summaries of the 2014-2015 Insights of the Year provide glimpses into promising HD research
 Pages 10-14 HD Highlights of MDS 2015 HD-related highlights of this year's international congress in San Diego, CA Page 15 Meet the CEO, Meet the Compound Meet Dr. Maurice Zauderer, CEO of Vaccinex, and the company's monoclonal antibody VX15/2503, currently beginning clinical trials in HD Pages 7-9 Clinical Trials Update An up-to-date listing of upcoming, ongoing, and recently concluded clinical trials in HD Pages 5-6 Meet the Next Generation As the 25 th anniversary of the identification of the genetic expansion responsible for HD approaches, a new generation of HD researchers is emerging. Scientists, investigators, and clinicians from diverse professional backgrounds have come together to apply their expertise to the study of HD biology and therapeutic development. HD Insights interviewed six of these next-generation HD researchers who have been invited by the Huntington Study Group (HSG) to attend the 2015 HSG annual meeting. We bring you their backgrounds, their current work, and their vision for the future of HD research in this edition. They come from all over the world, bringing experience in nursing, engineering, mathematics, and the biological sciences. Their research has been recognized as particularly promising by the HD research community. Three of them represent the inaugural group of HSG Shoulson Scholars, recognized as outstanding junior investigators with promising futures in HD research. The others are among those recognized by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) as HD Human Biology Project Fellows. The HDSA HD Human Biology Project was launched in 2013 to fund research that advances understanding of the biology of HD in human patients. Together with the winners of the second annual HD Insights of the Year competition, these individuals represent the promise of future HD research and therapeutic development. We hope that the brief profiles presented here will be the first of many opportunities they will have to share their excellent work and their service to the HD research community. Next Generation Scholars at HSG 2015 2015 Shoulson Scholars Kelly Andrzejewski, DO, PhD, Nancy Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A George McNally, BMedSci 2013 HDSA HD Human Biology Project Fellows Helen Budworth, DPhil Tanya Garcia, PhD Jun Hua, PhD (continued on Page 2...)

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