Even though 2020 has been a tough year, we have performed well with 7 published papers, two of which were led by PhD students, River and Hilary. To cap off the year, the lab was awarded the Judy Mitchell MND Research Innovator Grant by the MND Research Australia. This grant was jointly awarded to Victor, Jocelyn and our collaborator, Dr. Mihwa Lee (La Trobe University) to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying the cytoplasmic aggregation of the RNA binding protein, SFPQ, in ALS. Finally, we are very proud of Hilary, whose work on PICK1 in synaptic vesicle recycling (Yong et al., Cell Reports, 2020) was selected as the Runner Up of QBI Best Student Publication Prize 2020. We wish everyone a happy festive season and all the very best in 2021.
Synaptic Neurobiology Lab