Dr Leonor Miller-Fleming

University position

Research Associate

Departments

Mitochondrial Biology Unit

Institutes

Mitochondrial Biology Unit, MRC

Email

lm637@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/

Research Theme

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

My interest is to understand the basic molecular mechanisms that contribute for neurodegenerative diseases. Currently I am focusing on the RNA metabolism dysregulation associated with motor neuron disease and in parallel I am studying the mechanisms of regulation of translation of nuclear mitochondrial mRNAs. I am using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model for motor neuron disease and also the budding yeast to answer to more simple questions.

Research Focus

Keywords

axonal translation

mitochondria

RNP granules

Clinical conditions

Motor neuron disease

Parkinson's disease

Equipment

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Collaborators

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