Brain Matters: Kerikeri
Brain Matters: Kerikeri

We’d love for you to join us at our Brain Matters Kerikeri event!

Throughout the year we’re taking our researchers on the road to bring awareness to the many different areas and conditions of the brain, and how research is currently being conducted on understanding the brain better.

Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri 0470
Brain Matters: Kerikeri
18:30 PM
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
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Brain Matters: Kerikeri
Brain Matters: KerikeriTurner Centre, 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri 0470 Brain Matters: Kerikeri18:30 PM Wednesday, 19 May 2021 Register
Brain Matters: Kerikeri

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Ruth Monk is a recent PhD graduate who received a Neurological Foundation Postgraduate Gillespie scholarship to complete their PhD with Professor Bronwen Connor in the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland. In their PhD, Ruth used the unique cell reprogramming technique of Professor Bronwen Connor’s lab to convert adult human skin cells into brain cells. 

Ruth’s PhD research focused on using these converted brain cells from individuals with Huntington’s disease to study the mechanisms underlying this genetic neurodegenerative disorder. Ruth is now working as a post-doctoral research fellow with Professor Maurice Curtis in the Centre for Brain Research on a Parkinson’s drug discovery project. They intend to use their expertise in establishing patient-derived brain cell models to develop a unique model for studying and developing treatments against the first signs of Parkinson’s disease that occur at the entry point to the brain.

Ruth will be speaker about their PhD journey as well as previous and current research.

EVENT DETAILS

This event will be held in The Event Centre at Turner Centre

The doors for registration and seating will open at 6.00 pm. There will be a mix and mingle period after the event with the speaker where refreshments and food will be served.

Onsite parking is available.

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