AVN members find a link between Foxf2 and stroke and cerebrovascular disease

As part of a large international consortium, AVN members from the U of C and U of A reported that alterations to Foxf2 result in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. The findings which appear in Lancet Neurology are intriguing for their close similarities to the disorders caused by a closely-related glaucoma gene, Foxc1. Indeed, Dr. Sarah McFarlane and Dr. Sarah Childs were recently awarded an AVN Catalyst grant to determine whether FoxF2 plays a comparable role in glaucoma.