Glenn TellingDirector, Prion Research Center Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Dr. Telling’s involvement in prion disease research began as a trainee with Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner. He subsequently worked as an independent investigator at the UK Medical Research Council Prion Unit, and at the Sanders Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky. Since late 2011, Dr. Telling has Directed the Prion Research Center (PRC) at Colorado State University where he is also a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. While the Telling lab is particularly recognized for transgenic mouse modeling of prion diseases, it is one of only a handful of research groups with the resources and expertise for studying prion diseases using whole animal, transgenic, cell biological, biochemical, and molecular genetic approaches. The overarching goal of Dr. Telling’s research program is to study the mechanism of prion replication, prion species barriers and strain diversity, and the molecular basis of inherited human prion diseases.