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Jane Bordeau, RN, BSN, MS

Research Coordinator
Emory ALS Center


It has been my sincere pleasure to be part of the Emory ALS Center team for over 6 years, during which time I’ve been trained and mentored by the best in the field, Drs. Glass and Fournier and Meraida Polak.  I’ve been a nurse coordinator as part of our research team on both phases of the stem cell studies as well as 14 additional ALS clinical and research trials. The most gratifying aspect of my work is getting to know our patients and research subjects and hopefully contributing in a small way to improving their lives and bringing us closer to a treatment for ALS.

My previous background was in critical care and medical/surgical nursing at Emory Hospital.  I have worked at Emory in some capacity for 19 years, including in the departments of pharmacology and chemistry, and my first position was in the neurology department in 1998 training monkeys to perform research tasks as a model for Parkinson’s disease. 

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work in these fields and also to have had the opportunity, while working at Georgia State University, to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in my capacity as conservation biologist for the Language Research Center in the early 1990’s.  My project involved partnering with local people to reduce hunting pressure on the highly endangered bonobo chimpanzee population.

I have a wonderful son, Gabriel, and a lovely husband, Michel, and we are generously permitted to share the home of our 3 cats and one (soon to be two) dogs.