Over the last 20+ years, The Hollers have built a flock of genetically selected carriers for the GM1 gangliosidosis trait. GlycoScience Research Inc (GSR), located near White, SD was incorporated to develop a safe, natural source of GM1 for ganglioside research and therapeutic use. Our mission is to produce and promote ovine GM1 ganglioside as a treatment for Huntington’s Disease and other neurological diseases. http://straussbrands.com/family-farmers/susan-larry-holler
The management team of GSR currently consists of its founders, Larry and Sue Holler. Larry has a DVM degree from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from Washington State University. He is currently employed as a diagnostic pathologist and animal reproductive disease specialist in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department at South Dakota State University. Connect with him on LinkedIn. Sue Holler has a B.S. in Animal Science and an M.S. in Reproductive Physiology from Purdue University. She has been employed in research, teaching and diagnostic positions at University of Idaho, Washington State University, and South Dakota State University respectively. Together with SDSU graduate Jace Bennett, Mike Nelson, and their 2 sons, Paul (20) and Matthew (16), they manage the farm and research flock.
For 20+ years, Dr. Greg and Pam Taylor (Clear Lake, SD) have also maintained a flock of GM1 gangliosidosis sheep originating from our genetic line. Currently, we have 17 cooperating flocks pushing available ewe totals to over 5000.