Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies

Project Details

Many neuromuscular disorders remain without adequate therapies due to a lack of suitable models in which to study mechanisms and test possible interventions. This research program combines novel gene- and cell-based approaches to generate new in vitro and in vivo models of neuromuscular disorders (including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and FacioScapulohumeral Dystrophy), in order to (a) study the underlying mechanisms of action and (b) devise novel therapeutic strategies.

Researchers

A/Prof Paul Gregorevic, Head of Laboratory

Dr Kevin Watt, Research Fellow

Dr Jonathan Davey, Research Fellow

Dr Rachel Thomson, Senior Research Assistant

Dr Hongwei Qian, Research Fellow

Alaina Lee, Senior Research Assistant

Students

Adam Hagg, PhD

Alastair Saunders, Masters

Jamie Ellis, Masters

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications

View A/Professor Gregorevic's latest PubMed publications listing here

Research Group

Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer, Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Cancer in Biomedicine, Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Cell Signalling, Therapeutics & Translation



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Physiology

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