The objectives are to: (1) develop and characterize a 3D in vitro human model constituted of fibroblasts, motor
neurons, Schwann cells and myoblasts that recapitulate the ARSACS phenotype at the motor neuron scale, (2)
determine whether the ARSACS phenotype is homogeneous between different patients in vitro.

Duration: one year
Grant: $80,000

Dr. François Berthod, professor department of Surgery
Faculty of medicine of University Laval
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