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Meet the Crnic Faculty, Researchers and learn about our research studies and publications.
Serves as the clinical care center of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.
Dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome.
Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center serves the adult Down syndrome population effected by Alzheimer’s disease.
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Tom Blumenthal has served as Executive Director for the past five years is excited to pass the
baton to another brilliant scientific mind, Joaquin Espinosa. Dr. Espinosa accepted the task effective July 2017. He is also a Professor in the Department of
Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Denver School of
Medicine, the co-Leader of the Molecular Oncology
program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, and the founding Director
of the Functional Genomics Facility at
the University of Colorado. Dr. Espinosa is also the leader of the Human Trisome Project (Crnic HTP) which is the largest and most comprehensive study of its
kind. Crnic HTP will help us understand why individuals with Down syndrome
(trisomy 21) are protected from some medical conditions, such as cancer,
while highly predisposed to others, such as Alzheimer's disease. This research will serve the population with Down syndrome, but also the millions of individuals without
Down syndrome who are affected by the many medical conditions modulated by
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