Associate Professor Marina Kennerson
Principal Research Fellow & Associate Professor
C22 - Concord Hospital
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My research interests are to identifying genes for inherited peripheral neuropathies. These disorders affect the motor and sensory component of the peripheral nervous system and our research is driven to identify the gene mutations that cause the premature death of neurons (neurodegenration) in these disorders.
My research relies on the ascertainment of families for genetic linkage studies and using resources of the Human Genome Project to map chromosomal regions in the families and to find the gene mutation. Our laboratory stays abreast of the latest genome technologies and uses state-of-the-art mutation scanning methods and next generation sequencing strategies. The laboratory has expertise in genetic linkage analysis, molecular biology, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and gene mapping strategies.
Current national competitive grants*
Discovering Genes for X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy
Nicholson G, Kennerson M
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($471,273 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney