Canavan Disease [Infographic]

Canavan Disease is a rare and fatal neurological disorder, in which the ability of neurons to transmit information is impaired due to damaged white matter in the brain. The disorder belongs to a larger group of disorders called leukodystrophies. Learn more about the disorder from Rajamani Selvam in this new infographic. For more information, please visit Canavan Disease Research, Canavan Research Foundation, and Genetic Alliance.

Interested in learning more about different leukodystrophies? Read our infographic on Alexander disease!

Infographic detailing the cause, symptoms, and treatment options for Canavan Disease. Illustrated by Rajamani Selvam.

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— Written & illustrated by Rajamani Selvam.

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Rajamani Selvam

Rajamani Selvam recently completed her PhD in Neuroscience. Her research focused on understanding the interactions between growth factors and endocannabinoids in modulating acute synaptic transmission in the brain. She is interested in a career in medical communications. She is passionate about communicating STEM education to middle and high schoolers. She is also a mentor for 1000 girls 1000 futures program and Freedom English Academy. Away from science, she is an artist and enjoys leisure travel.