| 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:
Purkinje cell miRNA expression and SCA1 pathogenesis.
Rodriguez-Lebron E, Liu G, Keiser M, Behlke MA, Davidson BL.
Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Jan 30. (Abstract)
tool for designing highly specific and potent siRNAs for human and
Boudreau RL, Spengler RM, Hylock RH, Kusenda BJ, Davis HA, Eichmann DA,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan 7;41(1) (Abstract)
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)