Prof Philip Beart
Motor neurone diseases
central nervous system (cns) | neuronal degeneration | astrocytes | neuron-glia interactions | excitotoxicity
My research focuses on understanding pathobiological mechanisms in acute and chronic neurodegenerative conditions such as stroke and Parkinsons disease which have large burdens on the community through health care costs and on families because of the lack of effective treatments. An improved understanding of how brain cells die and of how the most abundant brain cell, the astrocyte, can be engineered to be a resource for regenerative medicine offer promise for improved clinical management.