The LaVoie Lab est. 2006

The LaVoie lab is a part of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases in the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Historically, we have been interested in the underlying molecular and cell biology of adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. We are currently focused predominantly on understanding the earliest molecular events responsible for Parkinson’s disease, a neurologic disorder affecting more than 1 million Americans today. There are several inherited forms of Parkinson’s disease, and while these are very rare, we study the genetic forms of the disease in an effort to uncover the earliest molecular causes of the more common, sporadic forms of Parkinson’s disease.