What is CNDR?
The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at the University of Pennsylvania brings together researchers investigating the causes and mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases that occur more frequently with advancing age. The diseases being studied include:
- Alzheimer's disease (AD)
- Parkinson's disease (PD)
- other Lewy Body Disorders (LBD)
- Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD)
- Frontotemporal Disease with Parkinsonism (FTDP-17)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS)
- other Motor Neuron Diseases
CNDR occupies a central suite of laboratories on the Third and Sixth Floors of the Maloney Building, in the heart of Penn's campus. CNDR's reach, however, extends far beyond these laboratories as Penn scientists collaborate with scientists and researchers from other institutions to find better ways to diagnose and treat neurodegenerative disorders.