Neurodegenerative disorders are a group of central nervous system dysfunctions characterised by the progressive loss of neural tissues resulting in movement abnormalities, progressive decline in intellectual and cognitive functions, and in certain cases early death. A major research focus of Dr Ganesh's group is to identify and characterize molecular players in neurodegenerative pathways. For this, he conduct genetic screens in affected families and utilize cellular/animal models for testing and validating the hypothesis. Discovery of critical players in neurodegeneration is undoubtedly the first step towards developing effective therapeutics. For more information, follow the links given on the left.