Dr Carol Au

Dr Carol Au, Staff Scientist, Macquarie University.

Carol is a staff scientist in the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University. She majored in molecular biology and genetics, and completed her PhD at the University of Sydney/Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Her current research focuses on the use of tissue culture model systems to decipher the molecular pathomechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and to test new drug treatments.

Forefront Group:

  • Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre (DRC) Motor neuron disease Research Group

Neurodegeneration of interest:

AD, FTD, MND, aging


  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Molecular
  • Cell Biology

Affiliate Organisations

Macquarie University

Specific Skills:

  • Molecular Biologist
  • Primary cell culture
  • Drug discovery


Novel kinase inhibitors for the treatment of dementia.