Angels over Boston
The Angel Fund for ALS Research supports researchers at UMass Chan Medical School. We refer to them as our Angels Over Boston for the tireless efforts they put forth to find a treatment and cure for ALS.
Our most recent Angel Over Boston researcher is Webb Camille. Webb Camille is an MD/Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He attended Salem State University for his undergraduate education, where he obtained a Bachelor’s in science, majoring in Biology with a concentration in biomedical science and a minor in chemistry. Prior to medical school, he gained many skills through research, clinical exposure, and team services. He researched ciliopathies, partook in the surgical services internship, played rugby, and worked multiple other jobs. Since medical school matriculation, Webb has completed two years of medical school courses and passed the step 1 board exam. Outside his medical school studies, he has engaged in many non-profit organizations such as Student Government, Pillar Prep, and OneLeaf Corp.
He is currently working on his research thesis under the guidance of Dr. Zuoshang Xu and Dr. Paul Thompson. His research focuses on protein citrullination, a post-translation modification, in ALS. He conducts biochemical experiments to gain insights regarding the roles of citrullination in this disease progression and whether the alterations of citrullination can be a biomarker for the disease.
Read Webb Camille’s most recent research update: Alteration of protein citrullination and its effects on protein function in ALS