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Researcher: Atkinson, RAK (Dr Rachel Atkinson)

Fields of Research

Cellular Nervous System
Central Nervous System
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
Neurosciences
Neurogenetics

Research Objectives

Nervous System and Disorders
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

ALS-associated mutant FUS inhibits macroautophagy which is restored by overexpression of Rab1; Cell Death Discovery
C9ORF72 expression and cellular localization over mouse development; Acta neuropathologica communications
C9ORF72, implicated in amytrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia, regulates endosomal trafficking; Human Molecular Genetics
Changes in TDP-43 expression in development, aging, and in the neurofilament light protein knockout mouse; Neurobiology of Aging: Experimental and Clinical Research
Combination treatment with leptin and pioglitazone in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease; Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
Neurofilament light gene deletion exacerbates amyloid, dystrophic neurite, and synaptic pathology in the APP/PS1 transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease; Neurobiology of Aging
Repeat propofol anesthesia does not exacerbate plaque deposition or synapse loss in APP/PS1 Alzheimer's disease mice; BMC Anesthesiology

Research Projects

Do Renshaw cells have a role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease progression; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Proteomic analysis of exosomes from iPS cell-derived neurons with mislocalised TDP-43; Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia Inc (MNDRIA)
The role of FTLD proteins in neurite health, function and dysfunction; Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd (DARF)

Research Candidate Supervision