4N53 Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Tamara Maiuri is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ray Truant's group, whose main focus is Huntington's Disease (HD), a genetic neurodegenerative disease. The Truant lab studies the normal biological functions of the huntingtin protein in hopes of understanding how they may be disrupted upon inheritance of the mutant huntingtin gene that causes HD. Dr. Maiuri is investigating the mechanistic details of huntingtin subcellular localization, as well as using genome editing technology to to develop fluorescent huntingtin cell lines. These cell imaging tools will be used to screen potential therapeutic compounds for the treatment of HD.
Truant Lab website