Professor Roger Chung

Professor Roger Chung

These aggregated proteins interfere with the normal function of neurons, and the goal of this research is to identify treatments that prevent this process. This involves biochemical mapping of abnormal protein interactions, and evaluating how subtle changes in protein structure can trigger a disastrous series of events in neurons leading to their dysfunction and death. His team is also interested in understanding the role of non-neuronal cells in disease progression – these cells normally provide support for motor neurons, but appear to become toxic to neurons in MND.

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