Dr Justin Yerbury
Protein homeostasis, protein aggregation and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Motor neurone diseases
protein aggregation | homeostasis | protein folding | protein degradation | cell biology
There is a desperate need for biomarkers and therapeutics for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Mutations in a growing list of genes are implicated as a cause of MND, although the way these cause MND remains a mystery. I aim to build a uniquely positioned research team that approaches this problem from a protein centric view and incorporating strategic collaborative efforts to the understanding of the pathogenesis of MND; the longterm goal of which is translation to biomarkers and therapeutics.