Dr. Hayden’s work focuses on understanding the genetic roots of illness and using that understanding to develop better approaches to treatment for patients. He researches diabetes, coronary artery disease, and is part of a large collaboration to determine the genetic basis for adverse drug reactions in children. Much of his career has also been dedicated to understanding the development of Huntington disease and finding a way to cure it.
Blair Leavitt, MD, CM, FRCPC
Most of Dr. Leavitt’s work focuses on Huntington disease and frontotemporal dementia, but his laboratory also works on a number of other neurodegenerative diseases that affect children, such as juvenile forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and ataxia.