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Kelvin C. Luk, PhD

Research Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, PA United States

Kelvin Luk, PhD, studies the relationship between abnormal alpha-synuclein, a sticky protein that clumps in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease (PD), and its role in the dysfunction and death of brain cells. Using a multidisciplinary approach and in vitro and in vivo models, his team studies the mechanisms of toxic alpha-synuclein spread throughout the nervous system. His group also develops therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disorders that target these processes.

Associated Grants

  • Production of Preclinical Model of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Using Alpha-synuclein Fibrils


  • Searching for Genes that Control Alpha-synuclein Levels in Parkinson's Disease


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