Ruth Monk was awarded the Neurological Foundation Gillespie Postgraduate Scholarship in 2015. They will be discussing their research into Huntington's Disease specifically creating a model of the disease using patient skin cells. The disease model will hopefully further the understanding to the underlying mechanisms and cell death involved in this disorder.
About the speaker
Ruth Monk is currently in the final year of their PhD at the University of Auckland in the Centre for Brain Research. Their research focuses on converting human skin cells into brain cells to study the mechanisms underlying Huntington’s disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disorder.
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