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Glycogen Metabolism

We investigate factors that determine glycogen structure and function.

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Assay Development

We develop new tools to solve scientific questions around glycogen storage diseases.

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Understand & Treat

We develop novel Gene Therapy approaches to treat glycogen-associated neurodegenerative diseases.

Research

Our research centers on brain glycogen metabolism and related neurodegenerative diseases. We aim to advance mechanistic understanding and to probe appropriate therapeutic strategies, including state-of-the-art gene therapy.

Graduate Programs

As part of the Graduate programs NEUROSCIENCE and BIOCHEMISTRY we train students to perform rigorous research answering questions of basic science with a clear translational focus.

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Meet the PI

Felix Nitschke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Biochemistry

Office: K4.216
Phone: +1-214-648-8111
felix.nitschke@utsouthwestern.edu