We are investigating what makes motor nerves particularly vulnerable to cellular stress.

Professor Cathy Abbott

Professor of Mammalian Molecular Genetics
Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Email: c.abbott@ed.ac.uk
Professor Abbott is a geneticist. She studies a mouse strain that develops an early onset form of MND that shares many features with the adult disease. She is also very interested in what it is that makes motor neurones so vulnerable to different types of stress, when compared with other cell types in the body. She believes that if we can understand this, then maybe we can start to find ways to make motor neurones more robust.

Full Profile: http://www.genetics.med.ed.ac.uk/translation-elongation/