|A letter from the ALS Therapy Development Institute's (ALS TDI) Chief Scientific Officer, Fernando Vieira M.D.
Dear ALS Community,
Happy holidays and thank you for continuing to support our mission to end ALS.
The past year has been unique in so many ways. Certainly, we have all confronted uncertainties and hardships.
But 2020 has been unique in positive ways as well. I have been deeply inspired to see the team of scientists at ALS TDI persevere through the year – adapting to new safety protocols, working odd hours, adjusting to working from home, and pivoting on projects to advance our mission as quickly as possible.
In speaking with members of the science team throughout the year, I heard a consistent refrain: any challenges our scientists have faced were negligible compared to the challenges of the people with ALS who we aim to serve.
And so, thanks to your unwavering support, your team of scientists at ALS TDI accomplished our goals in 2020. I’d like to share some highlights with you here.