Gene and Small Molecule Therapeutics | CHOP Research Institute

Gene and Small Molecule Therapeutics

Published on
May 10, 2021
Meet our featured Faculty Spotlight scientist for May, Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics at CHOP.

The Ahrens-Nicklas lab combines translational studies in patients with molecular, biochemical, and electrophysiologic studies working with animal models to develop novel therapies for rare inherited pediatric disorders.

Dr. Ahrens-Nicklas works to understand why patients with inherited biochemical disorders often suffer severe, untreatable neurologic and cardiac symptoms. She strives to elucidate the link between biochemistry and network excitability, in order to drive new approaches to therapy.

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