Motor neurons are some of the biggest cells in the human body. Some of these neurons can be up to 1 m in length.
This provides a unique problem: how does a motor neuron maintain homeostasis at the synapse that is 1 m away?
This project aims to characterise how motor neurons solve this unique problem and attempt to link dysfunction in synaptic homeostasis to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) by looking at proteins and genes.
Motor Neurone Disease Australia
Betty Laidlaw Prize
2018 – 2021
University of Wollongong