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Dr. Glenn Telling's involvement in prion disease research began when he was a postdoctoral fellow with Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and later as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCSF. Subsequently he worked as an independent investigator at the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit, and at the Sanders Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. In late 2011, Dr. Telling moved to Colorado State University (CSU) where he is a Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. In late 2012, the (CSU) Prion Research Center was formed, which is also designated as a University Program in Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE).

While the Telling Laboratory is particularly recognized for their work on transgenic mouse modeling of prion diseases, it is one of only a handful of research groups with the resources and expertise for studying prion diseases using whole animal, transgenic, cell biological, biochemical, and molecular genetic approaches. Over the years, we have been recognized for our studies of human prions, the molecular basis of the species barrier, prion strains and their zoonotic potential, and, more recently, chronic wasting disease (CWD) of cervids. Our ability to liaise and collaborate with the prion community is also significant. In combination with skills and perspectives provided by our talented collaborators, the Telling Laboratory is in a unique position to investigate the molecular events underlying prion propagation, species barriers and strains, which remain the overarching goals of Dr. Telling's research program.

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