Brenda Murage's biography and research focus.
- BSc Pharmacology at London Metropolitan University
- MSc at King's College London
- PhD at the University of Edinburgh commenced September 2017
My project involves a long-term study into the effects of a mutation in the VAPB protein related to a rare form of motor neuron disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 8 (ALS8). By observing behavioural changes in motor function, physical changes to motor neurons and skeletal muscles, and biochemical changes in cells of interest in rats, I hope to help establish an animal model that will provide insights into the initiation and progression of this debilitating and fatal disease.