Dr. Joseph Beckman and graduate student Jared Williams were featured in a news article and video on KEZI news for research on Lou Gehrig’s disease and new possibilities for treatment.

“In this disease, the motor neurons start to die – one after another until you cannot move a single muscle in your body”

“I have a compound that looks promising,” Beckman said. “There are a lot of people dying a horrible death, and they’re desperate to try it. And the ethics of this are very complex. And what I do not want to do is to give a drug that is going to make them sicker or die more rapidly. And we have to be very, very careful in how we test this and think of all the possibilities and all the things that might go wrong.”


Video: KEZI News – Lou Gehrig’s Research

Read the full article here.



“Considered a leader in both reproductive biology and stem cell research, Ann Kiessling earned her doctorate from Oregon State University in biochemistry and biophysics in 1971. Now, she is founder, director and researcher at the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation in Bedford, Mass.

Kiessling’s interest in reproductive biology led to the creation of the first laboratory for in vitro human fertilization in Oregon in the early 1980s.” Read more about Dr. Ann Kiesling here.

Watch the seminar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBNsyKlBpg0