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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.

Three Fun Crafts For Everyone

By: Lily N. Hi my name is Lily, and I am 12 years old. Two…

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

Prasad and Anu are the parents of Sanjitha, their daughter, and…

The Windisch Family's Experience with SLC13A5 Deficiency

by Nicole Windisch Our daughter Meredith Grace was born on…

How TESS Impacts the Wider Medical Community--by Deepti Dubey, PhD

Deepti Dubey, PhD is a Scientific Officer for TESS Research Foundation.…

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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

E-Mail Kim