Welcome to the Vanderver Laboratory

Current Research Focus:

Research in the Vanderver Laboratory is focused on identifying the causes and mechanisms of leukodystrophies, a group of inherited neurological disorders that primarily affect the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. Read more ...

Vanderer Lab Staff Highlight

Adeline Vanderver

Adeline Vanderver, MD, is an Attending Physician in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Jacob A. Kamens Endowed Chair in Neurologic Disorders and Translational Neurotherapeutics. She is also Program Director of the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at CHOP. Read more ...

Vanderer Lab News

Leukodystrophy Research, Advocacy Mission Critical for New Program Director

A special space is open on the walls of Adeline Vanderver, MD’s, new office for a framed collage of “Commander” Massimo “Mo” Damiani, a toddler wearing an orange jumpsuit who looks ready to join a NASA astronaut team. Read more ...

Current Research Focus

Research in the Vanderver Laboratory is focused on identifying the causes and mechanisms of leukodystrophies, a group of inherited neurological disorders that primarily affect the white matter of the brain and spinal cord.

Recent News

Leukodystrophy Research, Advocacy Mission Critical for New Program Director

A special space is open on the walls of Adeline Vanderver, MD’s, new office for a framed collage of “Commander” Massimo “Mo” Damiani, a toddler wearing an orange jumpsuit who looks ready to join a NASA astronaut team. Dr. Vanderver, a child neurologist and geneticist, helped to pinpoint his rare subtype of leukodystrophy, a group of inherited degenerative diseases that affect the white matter in the brain and spinal cord. Gratified to have a diagnosis after three years of searching, Mo’s father sent Dr. Vanderver the portrait with the message, “Mission Accomplished.”