Nouf Laqtom develops novel LysoTag mouse model, discovers Batten disease gene CLN3 function

Dr. Nouf Laqtom's research has led to a breakthrough in understanding Batten disease, a lethal neurodegenerative disorder in children. In an article in the September 2022 edition of Nature, Dr. Laqtom and her co-authors from the Laboratory of Dr. Monther Abu-Remaileh describe how they identified the function of the Batten disease gene CLN3. Her results have the potential to lead to earlier disease detection and better treatment.