27 March 2012
Venue: Room 501.505, Level 5, Building 501, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Grafton Campus
Contact info: Robyn McDonald
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Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology seminar by Dr Johanna Montgomery, Department of Physiology.
Every brain disorder has a direct or indirect effect on how synapses function in the brain, however there is still little known about the role of the myriad proteins localised at synapses.
In this talk Dr Montgomery will present her recent work examining how two synaptic proteins, SAP97 and Shank, are crucial for normal synapse function and how they may play a role in the pathology of Huntington’s disease and Autism respectively.