Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD

Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD

​Assistant Professor at Northwestern University

PhD, Imperial College London, England

Postdoctoral Training, Harvard University

Bio

Dr. Kiskinis used stem cells to model Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that targets brain cells responsible for motion. Using this stem cell model, he found that ALS involves immune cells attacking the body’s own cells, causing damage to the brain and spinal cord, resulting in progressive paralysis. In order to treat this problem, he used NSAIDs, which are pain-relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen, on ALS mouse models and found that the treated mouse models lived moderately longer than untreated ones. He is continuing to use stem cells to model other neurodegenerative diseases in his independent role at Northwestern University. He completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard in Dr. Kevin Eggan’s lab.

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Research Area

  • Neurobiology