The Forest Fire Behind Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s are devastating and often futile maladies, that cause tremendous physical, emotional, and economical burden on patients and their families. Over a century of study has yielded a moderate understanding of these diseases, but insufficient to effectively treat them. The last few decades, however, have […]

My Personal Journey to a Cure for ALS

My name is Daniel Barvin and I’m both a Coya Therapeutics employee and a patient intimately tied to neurological disease. One day I will develop ALS, just like my father, aunt, and uncle before me. And guess what? That inspires me, because I’ll be the last ALS patient in my family. I’ve taken steps to […]

A Serendipitous Moment

One medical appointment at Houston Methodist changed the course of my life. In the middle of my career, I was comfortably situated in my senior position at Abbvie, developing and launching therapeutics for cancer patients whom had few other treatment options. I had just launched Venetoclax, a ground breaking, FDA approved drugin leukemia. Venetoclax works […]