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Brenda Murage

Brenda Murage's biography and research focus.

Miss Brenda Murage

PhD Student - Jackson & Skehel Labs

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9XD

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Personal Profile

  • BSc Pharmacology at London Metropolitan University
  • MSc at King's College London
  • PhD at the University of Edinburgh commenced September 2017

Research

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.