In 2016, we set a huge goal to FUND LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME RESEARCH! The LDSF is very excited to announce that we have supported Dr. Elena MacFarlane at the Johns Hopkins University with a $100,000 research gift as she joins the faculty and continues her studies in TGF-β vasculopathy. As a Postdoctoral and Research Fellow in the Dietz lab, Elena's research has been critical in uncovering the role of paradoxically enhanced TGF-β signaling in aneurysm pathology in the mouse model of Loeys-Dietz syndrome. As she continues her work within the Department of Surgery and Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins, we are elated that she will be continuing on the legacy of Loeys-Dietz and TGF-β research.
Thank you to EVERYONE who gave and continues to give generously to support the LDSF mission. Stay tuned over the next few months to learn more about Dr. MacFarlane and about her LDS research.