Kimberly Raab-Graham, PhD, Delivers Congressional Talk on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

February 29, 2024

Kimberly Raab-Graham, PhD

Kimberly Raab-Graham, PhD, professor of Translational Neuroscience, was invited by the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Alliance to give a talk on her recent TSC findings at a congressional briefing in honor of the 50th anniversary of the TSC Alliance in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Raab-Graham recently published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) where she and her team helped determine a common mechanism that is disrupted in TSC and Alzheimer’s disease. Findings from this paper suggest that preclinical models of TSC will be broadly applicable to other neurological disorders.

TSC is a rare disorder that involves multiple systems. In the brain, TSC can manifest in the form of epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

The TSC Alliance is an internationally recognized nonprofit that does everything it takes to improve the lives of people with TSC. They drive research, improve quality care and access and advocate for all affected by the disease. 

PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals. It is a peer reviewed journal of the National Academy of Sciences and is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the biological, physical and social sciences.