Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex neurological condition affecting 100,000 Australians. The primary clinical features of PD result from the selective loss of a specific type of neuron.
It is currently unclear why these neurons are preferentially lost.
We have identified a novel gene that causes early onset PD. This study will characterise the gene and determine the underlying disease mechanism. These studies will enable the development of novel therapies for treating PD.
National Health and Medical Research Council
2018 – 2021
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute