Research Projects/Studies


We would be interested in asking you some questions to see if you are eligible to be in one of the many studies that we are conducting here at the University of Chicago. Please contact Liz Shaviers or Dr. Gomez at 773-702-6390 to inquire about our research studies listed below.

  • Clinical Outcome Measures in Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Autosomal Dominant Ataxia
  • Proteome Analysis of CSF in Pt. with Hereditary Neurodegenerative Disorders including Hereditary and Huntington’s disease for Purpose of Disease Marker Identification and Diagnosis. This study, carried out in collaboration with Drs. Gary Nelsestuen of the Department of Biochemistry and Gulin Oz of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research the University of Minnesota seeks to identify protein and small molecule fingerprints of disease stage and type in cerebrospinal fluid in neurogegenerative diseases such as ataxia and multiple sclerosis.
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Ataxias. This study, carried out in collaboration with Dr. Gulin Oz of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research the University of Minnesota seeks to identify, noninvasively, neurochemical fingerprints of disease stage and type in various forms of spinocerebellar ataxia.