Investigate how phosphorylation controls the function of alpha synuclein at nerve terminals

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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Dr Sarah Gordon

Summary Presynaptic dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders. Neurodevelopmental disorders are a devastating group of conditions characterised by developmental impairments, which usually manifest in infants and children. These disorders can result in a broad range of deficits, including learning delay and intellectual disability, problems with muscle control and movement, and behavioural and emotional issues. In severe cases the affected individuals may require lifetime care and/or have a reduced life expectancy.

Project Details

We have recently identified novel sites in alpha synuclein that are phosphorylated in an activity-dependent manner. This project will ascertain how phosphorylation at these distinct residues modulates the function of alpha synuclein as a regulator of presynaptic activity.

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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