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TESS Research Foundation

​​Our Goal is to find treatments for the genetic disease SLC13A5 Deficiency.

TESS Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. Our mission is to help families affected by SLC13A5 Deficiency. SLC13A5 Deficiency (aka Citrate Transporter Disorder) is a newly discovered genetic cause of epilepsy, and as such, TESS Research Foundation is building a patient-centered network from the ground up. We are determined to diagnose, treat, and ultimately cure SLC13A5 Deficiency. We do this by funding cutting-edge research and connecting families, doctors, and researchers.

A Day in the Life of a Family Living with SLC13A5 - Windisch Family

Nicole and Rich are the parents of Meredith (2-years-old), who…

A Day in the Life of a Family Living with SLC13A5 - Geslin Family

Maria is the mother of Alice (5-years-old), who has SLC13A5 Deficiency.…

A Day in the Life of a Family Living with SLC13A5 - Prestine/Pae Family

Erika and Andrew are the parents of Ellie, who has SLC13A5 Deficiency. Our…

Shopping for Kids of All Abilities

By: Kim Nye - Mom to four great kids, ages 6 to 15. The holidays…

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TESS Research Foundation

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

Tax ID Number: 47-3108868

Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of SLC13A5

Contact Information

Kimberly Nye
655 Oak Grove Ave #53
Menlo Park, CA 94026

(650) 521-2279

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