Moser Center for Leukodystrophies

Anne Moser working in lab on newborn screening for adrenoleukodystrophy
Peroxisomal Disease Laboratory at the Moser Center

Scientist Ann Moser and colleagues have developed a novel method to screen for adrenoleukodystrophy in blood spots obtained from newborn babies.
Transplanted glial precursor cells wrapping nerve cells with myelin
Stem Cell Therapy Research for Leukodystrophies

Mouse brain section showing transplanted glial precursor cells (yellow) producing extensive processes (green) wrapping nerve cells with myelin.
Therapist counseling patient
Support and Counseling by our Social Worker

At the Moser Center for Leukodystrophies, our patients receive comprehensive care including one-on-one support and counseling.
MRI used to visualize and assess individual white matter paths
Advanced Neuroimaging of Brain and Spinal Cord

Our researchers use advanced MRI techniques to visualize and assess individual white matter paths in patients with leukodystrophies.

New Center’s Innovative Model Provides Comprehensive Care for Patients and Families

For more than 30 years, Kennedy Krieger Institute has been globally recognized as an authority on the study and care for patients diagnosed with a wide range of leukodystophies. This international reputation is thanks to the lasting legacy of the late Dr. Hugo W. Moser, one of the world’s foremost leader in the field of leukodystrophies. Dr. Moser’s visionary thinking and belief that innovative research should enhance clinical care had a profound impact on his patients, peers, and generations of former trainees, who remain highly dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with leukodystrophies worldwide.

Today, that commitment continues--through the Moser Center for Leukodystrophies at Kennedy Krieger where leading edge techniques in neuroimaging, genomics, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology help our experts to enhance understanding, diagnosis, and treatment.

The center provides comprehensive care to patients with leukodystrophies through an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together the fields of neurogenetics, genetic counseling, neurorehabilitation, endocrinology, and urology, along with physical, occupational, speech, and aquatic therapy. Following in Dr Moser’s footsteps, the center works collaboratively with other leukodystrophy centers across the country and around the world to ensure that each and every patient receives the best possible care.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the care of individuals affected by a leukodystrophy from early childhood to late adulthood.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to combine cutting edge techniques in neuroimaging, genomics, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology to develop new diagnostic tools and novel therapeutics for leukodystrophies. Furthermore, we aspire to provide the best possible comprehensive care to patients with leukodystrophies through an interdisciplinary approach.

 

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