ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist , Honorary Consultant Neurologist
My overall research interest is the application of genetic knowledge to benefit human health. This goal is pursued through three strategic aims: (1) identification of genes associated with neurological diseases, (2) advancement of the current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis in these diseases, and (3) development of effective treatments for hereditary neurological diseases.
AR cooperates with SMAD4 to maintain skeletal muscle homeostasis.
Forouhan M. et al, (2022), Acta Neuropathol, 143, 713 - 731
Gene therapy with AR isoform 2 rescues spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy phenotype by modulating AR transcriptional activity.
Lim WF. et al, (2021), Sci Adv, 7
Polyglutamine-Expanded Androgen Receptor Alteration of Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis and Myonuclear Aggregation Are Affected by Sex, Age and Muscle Metabolism.
Chivet M. et al, (2020), Cells, 9
Muscle and not neuronal biomarkers correlate with severity in spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy.
Lombardi V. et al, (2019), Neurology, 92, e1205 - e1211
Identification of potent, muscle-targeting investigational stereo-pure oligonucleotides for exon 53 DMD therapy
Durbin A. et al, (2018), NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS, 28, S67 - S67