General Information

Thank you for visiting our website. We are a research laboratory focused on identification and characterization of genes that cause normal variations and disorders of the nervous system.

Our laboratories are lead by Drs. Ying-Hui Fu and Louis Ptacek. Our team consists of postdoctoral fellows, lab technicians, and study coordinators working in conjunction to extend the boundaries of medical knowledge.

All of the genetic work that we have done begins in families with hereditary neurological disorders. We have characterized new clinical phenotypes such as FASPS and SCA4 and have done defining clinical characterization for other disorders such as autosomal dominant leukodystrophy, SCA7, and Andersen/Tawil syndrome. In addition, genetic characterization of some of these disorders has resulted in clinical trials that have been led by collaborators with expertise in experimental therapeutics. Our database of patients has provided an important resource for participating in clinical trials being led by our collaborators.

If you would like to contact Dr. Ying-hui Fu or Dr. Louis Ptacek, please use the number below:

Tel: +1.415.502.5614

Our labs or located on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus at the address below:

UCSF, Department of Neurology

1550 Fourth Street, Suite 546, Box 2922

San Francisco, CA 94158

If you would like to find out more information about any of our studies or would like to participate in one of our research projects, please contact one of our study coordinators below.

Please note that we do not have clinical facilities to see patients. If you would like to see a neurologist, you may contact the UCSF Neurology Clinic to schedule an appointment with a neurologist.

UCSF Neurology Clinic Website

The direction of research is always changing and any of our studies may open for enrollment at any time. If you would like to add your name to our database or have questions about any of the studies, please feel free to contact the link below.

Enrolled participants:

If you are currently enrolled in one of our studies, we thank you for your time and effort in participating. The contributions of our participants make our research possible and enable scientific breakthroughs.

We would be delighted to share the progress of our research with you and answer any questions that you may have. Due to human subjects protections, we are not able to give you any specific information about the status of your particular DNA sample.

Please check back to the website periodically to find out the latest developments of our research projects.

We would also appreciate hearing from you if you have moved or changed any of your contact information. Please call or drop us an email at the information below.

Email: Clinical Coordinator

Research Laboratory

If you would like to contact one of our postdoctoral fellows or lab assistants, please call the numbers below:

Tel: +1.415.502.5614