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Johns Hopkins Huntington's Disease Center Team

The faculty and staff of the Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins welcome you! We are honored to have served generations of families with our comprehensive services.


Breakthroughs in Huntington's Disease Research


Huntington's Disease is Discovered

Huntington's disease (HD) is named after George Huntington, who described it among residents of East Hampton, Long Island in 1872.

Discovery of HD Gene

In 1993, a collaborative group of investigators discovered the gene that causes HD. As a result of this discovery it is now possible to diagnose HD with blood or tissue samples.

Current Research

The Huntington's Disease Center at Johns Hopkins, as part of a global network of clinicians and researchers, is working on a myriad of approaches to better treat HD.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Huntington Disease and Its Effects – Dr. Jee Bang

Dr. Jee Bang and her research team are currently running numerous clinical studies on Huntington’s disease. The studies involve testing new experimental drugs that treat symptoms, all while looking for new targets for therapeutics.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Studying Neurons of Huntington’s Disease – Dr. Christopher A. Ross

Dr. Christopher Ross and his lab are studying the complementary approach to treat Huntington’s disease by developing mouse models, which have progressive symptoms that are similar to those of patients.


Research at the Johns Hopkins Huntington's Disease Center

As part of our dedication to the family and individuals suffering from Huntington's disease (HD) we offer a number of research programs. These programs include a presymptomatic testing program, follow-up studies over time, neuroimaging research studies, and clinical trials. Laboratory research programs include basic studies of the biochemistry and cell biology of HD, and therapeutic studies in cell models and mouse models.

Participate in Research

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Johns Hopkins University
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 2-181
Baltimore, MD 21287
410- 955-8233 fax

For clinical appointments, call 410-955-2398 

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For research information

Kia Ultz
Research Program Coordinator
410- 955-1349   

For research information

Jacqueline Bran, M.H.S.
Research Program Coordinator

For social work questions

​Kathy Carney Sacco, LCSW-C

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