A Brief Overview

The Wingo Lab is a genetics laboratory at the Atlanta Veterans Administration and Emory Unversity's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease led by Thomas Wingo.

We study the genetic basis of Alzheimer's Disease and frontotemporal dementia, and we are particularly interested in family-based studies and young-onset (also called early-onset) Alzheimer's disease.

We use a combination of next-generation genetic sequencing and proteomic sequencing of human brain. These methods require thoughtful setup and are (often) computationally intensive to analyze. Generating terabytes of data and using high-performance computing clusters, like Emory's Tardis cluster, keeps us on our toes.

Our work is supported by the Veterans Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and Emory University.