Marcy E. MacDonald, PhD
Dr. MacDonald, a molecular geneticist, earned a Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto in 1980. Her laboratory utilizes genetic strategies to understand the key underpinnings of inherited brain disorders in cross-discipline collaborative studies. A major focus is Huntington’s disease, with projects led by laboratory members Jacob Loupe, Ph.D., Jayalakshmi Mysore, B.Sc., Tammy Gillis, B.Sc., Douglas Barker, Ph.D., Kevin Correia, M.Sc., Charles Eyermann, B.A., Randy Atwal, Ph.D.
Questions being addressed in the lab
Projects underway to answer these questions
Highlighted Publications from the lab
Huntington’s disease: nearly four decades of human molecular genetics.
Developmental alterations in Huntington’s disease neural cells and pharmacological rescue in cells and mice
Identification of Genetic Factors that Modify Clinical Onset of Huntington’s Disease