Brenda Murage

Brenda Murage

Brenda Murage

PhD Student

Brenda's project involves a long term study into the effects of a mutation in the VAPB protein related to a rare form of motor neuron disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 8 (ALS8). By observing behavioural changes in motor function, physical changes to motor neurons and skeletal muscles, and biochemical changes in cells of interest in rats, she hopes to help establish an animal model that will provide insights into the initiation and progression of this debilitating and fatal disease.

Brenda studied Pharmacology at London Metropolitan University before moving onto an MSc in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research at King's College London, and eventually starting her PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

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