Live Like Lou is excited to announce the addition of two renowned principal investigators to the Live Like Lou Foundation Scientific Research Committee (SRC), Lindsey Hayes, M.D., Ph.D., and Evangelos Kiskinis, Ph.D. Both Lindsey and Evangelos are affiliated with world-class research institutions, respected amongst their peers, involved with major collaborations to advance ALS science, and well known for being valued mentors to emerging researchers.
Lindsey is the Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she investigates the pathogenesis and treatment of ALS. Lindsey completed her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, her Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and her medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2020 she established an independent laboratory, The Hayes Laboratory, to study RNA-protein trafficking and disruption in neurodegeneration. The major focus of the laboratory is how nucleocytoplasmic transport and RNA processing intersect to regulate the localization and function of RNA-binding proteins such as TDP-43. Using that knowledge, Lindsey and her colleagues are working to develop novel therapies for ALS/FTD.
Evangelos is the Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he focuses on studying neurological diseases using stem cell-based approaches. Evangelos did his undergraduate studies at the University of Surrey and graduate work at Imperial College London. The Kiskinis Laboratory, opened in 2015, uses human pluripotent stem cells to provide novel insights into neuronal development and identify points of targeted and effective therapeutic interventions for epilepsy and ALS/FTD. At Northwestern, he also serves as the Director of the Stem Cell Core Facility and the Co-Director of the Stem Cell and regenerative biology Initiative.
These remarkable researchers join an already outstanding group of scientists comprised of Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, Chris Donnelly, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Rita Sattler, MSc,PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute, and Daniela Zarnescu, PhD, Pennsy University. The Scientific Research Committee strategizes research investments, programming for emerging ALS investigators, and research grants. Read more about our scientific research program here.