Gaining new knowledge about Huntington's disease is a critically important part of developing more effective treatments for HD and ultimately finding a cure. The way we discover this new knowledge is through clinical trials and other research studies.
Opportunities and requirements for participation may vary considerably from one trial or study to another. If you are interested in volunteering, our research staff will be happy to help you identify studies you may be eligible for. We are always looking for more participants, so please feel free to contact our research coordinator if you would like more information.
Scroll down the page to learn about our research projects at UC Davis and for additional resources.
Clinical Trials & Studies at UC Davis
Currently Enrolling Participants
Enroll-HD is a worldwide observational study for Huntington's disease families. Study visits occur once a year and include a neurological exam, blood sample collection, and other assessments to measure attention, memory, mood, and quality of life.
Contact UC Davis about Enroll-HD...
Amanda Martin, study coordinator
The purpose of STAIR is to find out if SRX246 is a safe and effective drug for people with HD. Participants have a 2 out of 3 chance of receiving study drug (SRX246) versus placebo. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a diagnosis of HD with symptoms of irritability and/or aggression. They must also have a study partner who is willing to participate.
Contact UC Davis about STAIR...
Michelle Cregan, study coordinator
Research News & Resources
Would you like to learn about the latest updates from HD researchers? Wondering what clinical studies are happening at other research sites? The links below are a great way to stay current.
- Huntington’s Disease Research Fueled By $19 Million From Stem Cell Agency
- UCD Stem Cell Project May 2013 (PDF)
- Mesenchymal Stem Cells Engineered to Produce BDNF as a Potential Treatment for HD (PDF) - Dr. Wheelock's presentation at the 2015 HDSA National Convention
- Preparing for a Stem Cell-Based Treatment for HD: PRE-CELL and Beyond (PDF) - Terry Tempkin's presentation at the 2015 Help for HD 2nd Annual International Symposium
- CIRM Disease Team Grant DR2A-05415 Publication list 2012-2015 (PDF)
- Huntington’s Disease Stem Cell Research at UC Davis
- Stem cell research funding leading to clinical trials
- UC Davis Investigators Achieve Important Step Toward Treating Huntington’s Disease
- Kyle Fink's update on Nolta Lab studies investigating HD gene modification (PDF)