THE GOAL OF THE PACS1 SYNDROME RESEARCH FOUNDATION

IS TO FIND A TREAMENT FOR PACS1 SYNDROME.

  • Taruna Reddy

    President

    Taruna received her Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York. Previously she worked in Global Structured Products at various investment banks. Her daughter Alya has PACS1 Syndrome. 

  • Farhad Quassem

    Co-Founder

    Farhad is an advocate for PACS1, and a co-founder of PACS1 Smiles (an educational center for the PACS1 community). He has an MBA from Dalhousie University, Canada and specializes in risk analytics. His daughter Ilona has PACS1 Syndrome.

  • Dr. Jean-Dominique Vassalli

    SAB Member and Co-Founder 

    Jean-Dominique was the President of the University of Geneva (2007 to 2015). He has a PhD from Rockefeller University, NYC. He is an ad personam member of the Swiss academy of Medical Sciences. His grand-daughter Alya has PACS1 Syndrome.

ABOUT PACS1 SYNDROME

Children with PACS1 syndrome will be dependent life-long on caregivers. They have intellectual disabilities, global developmental delays, epilepsy, autism, and significant language impairments. All children with PACS1 Syndrome have the same exact change in the PACS1 gene making it extremely unique and more easily curable relative to other genetic conditions.

FUNDED RESEARCH

Since the PACS1 Syndrome Research Foundation was founded in August 2017, we have funded $700,000 in Research Grants to University of Pittsburgh, Duke, UCSD and NorthWestern University. The research findings indicate that PACS1 Syndrome is caused by a toxic protein produced by the mutated PACS1 gene.The research is focused on finding therapeutic approaches to remove this toxic protein.

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$700,000 Funded To Duke, Upitt, NWU and UCSD

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