Pearce Lab for Genetically Inherited Diseases of Children
The Pearce lab has a general interest in genetically inherited diseases of children. More specifically our goal is to contribute to the understanding of the molecular basis of several pediatric neurodegenerative diseases.
The disease that is our primary focus is Batten disease. Batten disease is a type of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, so called because of the fact that a part of the cell called the lysosome accumulates a heterogeneous mix of fat-like material called lipofuscin. Many other diseases that result in brain degenerative diseases in children result from accumulation of other biological compounds in the lysosome. These are collectively termed Lysosomal Storage Disorders. Through exploration of our website you will find that we are interested in these other Lysosomal Storage Disorders also, but resources and ideas currently limit us to focus most of our efforts on Batten disease.
David A. Pearce
2301 E 60th Street North | Sioux Falls, SD 57104