Dr Alex Whitworth
MRC Programme Leader
Dr Alex Whitworth is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Mitochondrial Biology Unit, MRC
http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/... (personal home page)
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
My lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms of mitochondrial homeostasis in relation to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and motor neuron disease. We use a combination of the powerful genetic techniques of Drosophila and molecular, cell biology and biochemical approaches in mammalian cells. Insights into these mechanisms will deliver a greater understanding of the role of mitochondrial maintenance in the health and dysfunction of the nervous system in a physiological context and will help guide therapeutic development to combat neurodegenerative diseases.
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