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Jennifer Lennon

To identify the function of molecular chaperones in the assembly of dynein motor complexes in a model system for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.

Jennifer Lennon

PhD Student - Jarman Lab

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

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  • BA Genetics, Trinity College Dublin
  • Msc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh

Research

My PhD project aims to identify the function of molecular chaperones in the assembly of dynein motor complexes in a model system for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Dynein motor complexes are responsible for ciliary motility and when they do not assembly correctly, disorder occurs. This process is highly conserved in Drosophila melanogaster and so through the use of techniques such as mass spectrometry, I investigate how the individual components of the assembly pathway carry out their function.