Lecturer in Anatomy
Centre for Integrative Physiology
My lab is focusing on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms which make motor neurons vulnerable to degeneration, with a specific interest in the childhood motor neurone disease spinal muscular atrophy. Our work aims to understand both the reasons why motor neurons are vulnerable and what mechanisms contribute to their degeneration. It is our hope that by understanding these processes we can develop ways in which to protect motor neurons in a variety of pathological contexts.