Dr Paul Skehel

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Integrative Physiology

Email: paul.skehel@ed.ac.uk

What actually causes cells to die in most neurodegenerative diseases is not understood. Some cases of disease are caused by a mistake, or mutation, in a specific gene. I study how such mutated genes affect nerves and other cells in the body, hoping to identify biological processes that may be manipulated to slow down or arrest degeneration.

Full Profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/integrative-physiology/staff-profiles/paul-skehel