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The 11th Annual High School Conference Keynote Speech on

Neurodegenerative Diseases

by Dr. Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Antonellis, Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan, oversees research focused on identifying genes responsible for inherited neurodegenerative diseases and obtaining a better understanding of peripheral nervous system development.

Explore our previous keynote speeches:

Dr. Lindsey Criswell

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner

Dr. Francis Collins

2023-24 Disease of Focus: Neurodegenerative Diseases

The figure above offers current information on neurodegenerative diseases in the United States.

 Anyone should be able to initiate medical research that matters to them.


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miRcore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization with a vision of global, multilateral collaboration toward treating individuals based on their unique genetic profiles and environmental circumstances. We are certain that getting beyond the single-gene approach is critical to replacing current trial and error processes with systematic, personalized medicine. While systems biologists are now undertaking sophisticated mapping of genetic networks while taking into account environmental effects such as infection, exercise, sleep, and stress, there remains the challenge of increasing the signal-to-noise ratio when dealing with massive amounts of biological data.

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GIDAS (Pronounce Guide-Us; Genes In Diseases And Symptoms)

A network of school clubs fulfilling miRcore’s outreach component, which aims to connect the general public with scientists.

There are currently 26 organized high school GIDAS chapters.

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Joining MiRcore

miRcore is a 501(c)(3) research organization with a vision of democratizing medical research so that anyone can initiate medical research that matters to them. We value science, compassion, and efficiency. We will keep working to bring about personalized medicine as common practice.

miRcore volunteer program for high school students is a year-long resarch and leadership program. miRcore student membership has various separate benefits.

Microgrant program

Once a year, we provide microgrants to innovative research on the year’s disease of focus. The winners will be voted on by 1) members and 2) donors.

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