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Research Interests

Our research is focused on addressing fundamental aspects of the biology of human neurons in the context of physiological conditions and in the context of disease. We have two clinical interests, motor neuron disease and epileptic channelopathies. We utilize patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and direct reprogramming methods to generate different neuronal subtypes implicated in these diseases. We then study these cells by a combination of genomic approaches and functional physiological assays. Our hope is that these disease model systems will help us identify points of effective and targeted therapeutic intervention.

Training Experience

2014Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Imperial College London, UK

… → 2008

Research interests

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cell Biology
  • Genomics
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Stem Cells

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Grants 2014 2024

RNA-Binding Protein FUS
Alzheimer Disease
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Molecular Biology
Nerve Degeneration
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Motor Neurons
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
Central Nervous System
Ion Channels
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Frontotemporal Dementia
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Motor Neurons

Research Output 2001 2019

Impact of traumatic brain injury on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: from bedside to bench

Franz, C. K., Joshi, D., Daley, E. L., Grant, R. A., Dalamagkas, K., Leung, A., Finan, J. D. & Kiskinis, E., Sep 1 2019, In : Journal of neurophysiology. 122, 3, p. 1174-1185 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Brain Concussion
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Motor Neurons
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
1 Citation (Scopus)

Peptide–siRNA Supramolecular Particles for Neural Cell Transfection

Hernandez-Garcia, A., Alvarez Pinto, Z., Simkin, D., Madhan, A., Pariset, E., Tantakitti, F., de J. Vargas-Dorantes, O., Lee, S. S., Kiskinis, E. & Stupp, S., Feb 6 2019, In : Advanced Science. 6, 3, 1801458.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ribonucleic acids

Quantitative proteomics identifies proteins that resist translational repression and become dysregulated in ALS-FUS

Baron, D. M., Matheny, T., Lin, Y. C., Leszyk, J. D., Kenna, K., Gall, K. V., Santos, D. P., Tischbein, M., Funes, S., Hayward, L. J., Kiskinis, E., Landers, J. E., Parker, R., Shaffer, S. A. & Bosco, D. A., Jul 1 2019, In : Human molecular genetics. 28, 13, p. 2143-2160 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Capsid Proteins
Heat-Shock Proteins
7 Citations (Scopus)

All-Optical Electrophysiology for High-Throughput Functional Characterization of a Human iPSC-Derived Motor Neuron Model of ALS

Kiskinis, E., Kralj, J. M., Zou, P., Weinstein, E. N., Zhang, H., Tsioras, K., Wiskow, O., Ortega, J. A., Eggan, K. & Cohen, A. E., Jun 5 2018, In : Stem cell reports. 10, 6, p. 1991-2004 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Motor Neurons
Stem cells

Botulinum Toxin Conditioning Enhances Motor Axon Regeneration in Mouse and Human Preclinical Models

Franz, C. K., Puritz, A., Jordan, L. A., Chow, J., Ortega, J. A., Kiskinis, E. & Heckman, C. J., Aug 1 2018, In : Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 32, 8, p. 735-745 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type A Botulinum Toxins
Botulinum Toxins
Nerve Transfer