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Dr. Teepu Siddique
Dr. Teepu Siddique is the founder of the Neuromuscular Disorders Program and Neurogenetics Laboratory at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. A physician-scientist and professor of both neurology and cell & molecular biology, he has led for the past quarter-century the Les Turner ALS Research Laboratory, which focuses on the clinical and molecular characteristics of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and the development of novel therapeutics. Internationally renowned for his scientific research, Dr. Siddique also maintains a large clinical practice with a specialty in familial ALS cases. He pioneered the molecular genetic approach to ALS, leading a world-wide collaboration that successfully identified the first genetic cause of ALS in 1993. Born in Pakistan, Dr. Siddique studied botany at the University of the Punjab’s Islamia College before coming to the United States and completing his medical training. He is the recipient of numerous national and international scientific research awards.