DAMD Motor Neuron Disease

Motor neuron disease primarily affects the motor system and is very rapidly progressive. RNA binding proteins are largely affected but the mechanisms involved are still poorly understodd, except for genetic forms of the disease (a minority of people). Our Dementia with Lewy body research group is part of the Dementia and Movement Disorder (DAMD) laboratory based at the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) aims to determine the cell types involved, when they become abnormal and what is the principal change that could be targeted therapeutically.

  • Prions, RNA binding proteins with prion-like domains and motor neuron degeneration – Rachel Tan

Meet our Research Group

Professor Glenda Halliday

NHMRC Leadership Fellow & Professor of Neuroscience, USyd

  • Neuropathology
  • Biomarkers
  • Genetics

Professor Jillian Kril

Emeritus Professor, USyd

  • Neuropathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Quantitative Morphology

Associate Professor Scott Kim

Principal Research Fellow, USyd

  • Biomarkers
  • Moecular Biology
  • Lipids

Dr Rachel Tan

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow, USyd

  • Neuropatholgy
  • Medical Scientist
  • Pathomechanisms