Qiang Chang, a longstanding member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center’s leadership team, has been named new director of the center following a nationwide search.
Chang’s lab recently developed a stem-cell-based model that can be used to better understand the underlying mechanisms behind the Rett syndrome and screen new drugs as potential therapeutics.
NF1 is a genetic disease caused by changes, or mutations, to a single gene in the human DNA library. Roughly one out of 3,000 babies born in the United States have the disease. Sussman is among the interdisciplinary researchers looking for answers.