About The Center
Support GM1 research at Auburn University by making a tax-deductible gift through the Auburn University Foundation online. Or, gifts by mail should be made out to Auburn University Foundation and sent to the attention of:
College of Veterinary Medicine
c/o Scott-Ritchey Research for Porter
317 South College Street
Auburn, Alabama 36849
Porter is a two-year-old local resident who has gangliosidosis, or GM1, a rare a rare neurodegenerative disease. His case is the only known GM1 diagnosis in Alabama. For more than 40 years, Scott-Ritchey scientists have researched GM1 and related diseases in felines and faculty are part of an international consortium bridging animal and human medicine. Led by veterinary scientist Dr. Dough Martin, faculty at the Scott-Ritchey Research Center are providing keys in the fight against gangliosidosis and other genetic diseases. Porter’s family and Scott-Ritchey researchers are seeking a cure, and you can help by financially supporting Scott-Ritchey’s research efforts.
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