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​​Voronova Lab Is Propelling Research into KBG Syndrome

ALBERTA, Canada, April 6, 2022 - Exciting work is happening in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Anastassia Voronova, a member of the KBG Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, conducts research into ANKRD 11 mutations. Voronova developed a new pre-clinical mouse model for KBG Syndrome research.

She is currently researching how ANKRD11 mutations alter heart development and function in the mouse model, how atypical behaviors arise from ANKRD 11 mutations in the nervous system, and, ultimately, how the function of ANKRD11 can be rescued via therapeutic interventions 

Voronova is an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in neural stem cell biology. She is the 2022 winner of the Jordi Folch-Pi Award from the American Society for Neurochemistry, which recognizes outstanding young investigators who show a high level of research competence and originality.

She also co-led a 2021 study into the role of ANKRD11 in skull development.

Watch her introduce her work and lab in this video and read more about the Voronova Lab and Dr. Voronova’s research.

The KBG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing support, assisting in research programs and advocating to raise awareness about KBG Syndrome. 

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