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Yerbury, Justin J. Professor

Professorial Fellow in Neurodegenerative Disease

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • . - School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
  • Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre 2011 -

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Research Overview


  • The Yerbury Lab focuses on the understanding of the molecular processes underpinning the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) with a particular emphasis on protein misfolding, protein aggregation and inclusion formation. We think that by understanding the process of protein aggregation in the cellular environment that we might be able to uncover why neurons die in motor neurone disease. Our team is part of the Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre at the University of Wollongong and is housed in the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute.

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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Examination of the Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Motor Neurons, and Related Cell Types in the Context of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Bax, Monique
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the role of proteostasis pathways in regulating the intracellular protein aggregation of firefly luciferase: a model system to study protein aggregation in cells McMahon, Shannon
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Ubiquitin Homeostasis in ALS Chisholm, Christen
    Doctor of Philosophy Are proteostasis defects responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Lambert-Smith, Isabella

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • The Yerbury Lab focuses on the understanding of the molecular processes underpinning the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) with a particular emphasis on protein misfolding, protein aggregation and inclusion formation. We think that by understanding the process of protein aggregation in the cellular environment that we might be able to uncover why neurons die in motor neurone disease. Our team is part of the Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre at the University of Wollongong and is housed in the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Examination of the Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Motor Neurons, and Related Cell Types in the Context of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Bax, Monique
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the role of proteostasis pathways in regulating the intracellular protein aggregation of firefly luciferase: a model system to study protein aggregation in cells McMahon, Shannon
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Ubiquitin Homeostasis in ALS Chisholm, Christen
    Doctor of Philosophy Are proteostasis defects responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Lambert-Smith, Isabella
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