Maram Saada

“I sought to conduct a comprehensive review of Huntington’s disease, including the lived experience of people facing the condition.”

—Maram Saada

Huntington’s Disease: Etiology, Research Models and Treatment

Research paper written for HDE 117/ENT 117: Longevity

Saada’s paper presents a holistic review of Huntington’s disease, a hereditary condition marked by both physical and cognitive deterioration. Based on sources from the scientific literature as well as patient support sites, she discusses the genetics and clinical progression of the disease, emerging research in animal models, and promising new therapies including RNA interference (RNAi), which works by directly reducing gene expression.

In Her Own Words

Read Maram’s reflective essay from her Lang Prize application.