West Lab

Andrew West, PhD, PI

Director, Duke Center for Neurodegeneration and Neurotherapeutics

Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and Neurology


Phone: 919.684.1656

The “other” West lab focuses on identifying critical pathogenic mechanisms underlying neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease with the goal of developing new therapeutics to block disease progression. The West lab is housed in the brand-new Duke Center for Neurodegeneration and Neurotherapeutics and works with clinicians in the discovery of biomarkers for disease progression and therapeutic responses together with basic neuroscientists in defining pathways in neurons and immune cells that drive disease. 

West Lab External Website


Recent Posts

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Friday, August 13, 2021
By Alissa Kocer

A CRISPR-Cas9 variant with deactivated DNA-cutting function – known as “dCas9” - is a powerful tool to help researchers understand what genes do when their expression is dialed up or down, but it has some limitations.