Welcome to the Davidson Laboratory

Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Current Research Focus:

Research in my laboratory is focused on inherited genetic diseases that cause central nervous system dysfunction, with a focus on (1) recessive, childhood onset neurodegenerative disease, in particular the lysosomal storage diseases such as the mucopolysaccharidoses and Battens disease; and (2) dominant genetic diseases for example the CAG repeat disorders, Huntington’s disease and spinal cerebellar ataxia type I, and (3), understanding how noncoding RNAs participate in neural development and neurodegenerative diseases processes. (more)

Recent News and Publications:

Altered Purkinje cell miRNA expression and SCA1 pathogenesis.
Rodriguez-Lebron E, Liu G, Keiser M, Behlke MA, Davidson BL.
Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Jan 30. (Abstract)

siSPOTR: a tool for designing highly specific and potent siRNAs for human and mouse.
Boudreau RL, Spengler RM, Hylock RH, Kusenda BJ, Davis HA, Eichmann DA, Davidson BL.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan 7;41(1) (Abstract)

In vivo SELEX for Identification of Brain-penetrating Aptamers.
Cheng C, Chen YH, Lennox KA, Behlke MA, Davidson BL.
Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2013 Jan 8. (Abstract)

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