Miss Anood Sohail

Anood Sohail

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr. Cahir O'Kane

Departments

Department of Genetics

Email

as2459@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/researc...

Research Theme

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in studying membrane traffic events and their relevance to neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of our project is to use Drosophila melanogaster ("fruitfly") to study the intracellular membrane traffic in neurons and to observe the impairment of cell function and survival in Drosophila that carry mutations or transgenes similar to those that cause the human diseases. We aim to investigate the disease mechanisms by assessing whether mutations in other candidate genes enhance or suppress the pathology of flies.

Research Focus

Keywords

HSP

MND

Drosophila

Neurodegeneration

Membrane Traffic

Clinical conditions

Genetic disorders

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Equipment

Confocal microscopy

Drosophila Genetics

Fluorescence microscopy

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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