Inside Stanford Medicine

Partnership enables discoveries to move from bench to bedside

Seven years ago, Stanford neuroscientist Craig Garner, PhD, was in a dilemma. His lab's research on Down syndrome had just borne fruit: a discovery that could help restore learning abilities in the millions of children who suffer from the genetic condition.

But Garner, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, had a hard time getting companies interested in the discovery.

Fortunately for him, the timing of his discovery couldn't have been better.
Just a year before, another Stanford researcher, Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD, had founded SPARK, a hands-on training program aimed at helping scientists take their discoveries from their labs to the pharmaceutical industry's doorstep. Read story »

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