DAMD Multiple System Atrophy

Our Multiple System Atrophy research group, part of the Dementia and Movement Disorder (DAMD) laboratory based at the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC), is investigating the cellular and molecular changes associated with multiple system atrophy (MSA). MSA is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that overlaps clinically with Parkinson’s disease. We assess a number of factors, including genetic makeup, brain tissue degeneration, and protein and lipid changes. Our overall research is to determine the pathogenic mechanism underlying the disease and to identify molecular targets that could be used to develop therapeutic strategies.

Meet our Research Group

Professor Glenda Halliday

NHMRC Leadership Fellow & Professor of Neuroscience, USyd

  • Neuropathology
  • Biomarkers
  • Genetics

Associate Professor Scott Kim

Principal Research Fellow, USyd

  • Biomarkers
  • Moecular Biology
  • Lipids

Dr Yuhong Fu

Senior Research Fellow, USyd

  • Neuropathology
  • Glia
  • Animal Models

Finula Irem Iski

PhD Student

Functional Study of the Cadherin-4 Gene in Multiple System Atrophy

Supervisors: Scott Kim, Glenda Halliday