Research Output per year
Research student supervision
-Nicholas Kakabouras, MRes2
-Natalie Scherer, PhD
-Andres Vidal-Itriago, PhD
-Jack Stoddart, PhD
-Maddy Tym, MRes2
-Alison Hogan, PhD
Dr Emily Don is an early-career researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences at Macquarie University. Emily completed her PhD in the Department of Anatomy and Histology at the University of Sydney in Australia. Her PhD researched focused on the genetic basis of limb development and loss using zebrafish as a model system. In 2013, she joined the newly formed Motor Neuron Disease Research Centre at Macquarie University to transition into neuroscience research by applying her previous experience in zebrafish models to the field of motor neuron disease research. In 2018, Emily was appointed as a lecturer of Professional Practice, reflecting her keen interest in the intersection of research and professionalism.
Unit Convenor -Foundations in Ethics and Society, B.ClinSci
Block Lead -Human Body, MQMD
Theme Lead -Embryology, MQMD
Theme Lead -Histology, MQMD
Dr Don has previously developed a molecular toolkit for the generation of zebrafish models of neurodegenerative disease. Using this toolkit, the team has established several zebrafish models of motor neuron disease and transgenic lines for the in vivo, real time study of the nervous system. Emily’s research aims to build on that work by developing a molecular toolkit of genetically encoded reporters in order to study the development and aging of the nervous system and the pathology of neurodegenerative disease in zebrafish models.
The redox activity of protein disulfide isomerase inhibits ALS phenotypes in cellular and zebrafish modelsParakh, S., Shadfar, S., Perri, E. R., Ragagnin, A. M. G., Piattoni, C. V., Fogolín, M. B., Yuan, K. C., Shahheydari, H., Don, E. K., Thomas, C. J., Hong, Y., Comini, M. A., Laird, A. S., Spencer, D. M. & Atkin, J. D., 22 May 2020, In : iScience. 23, 5, p. 1-27 44 p., 101097.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Pathogenic mutation in the ALS/FTD gene, CCNF, causes elevated Lys48-linked ubiquitylation and defective autophagy.Lee, A., Rayner, S. L., Gwee, S. S. L., De Luca, A., Shahheydari, H., Sundaramoorthy, V., Morsch, M., Hogan, A., Don, E., Williams, K., Yerbury, J. J., Blair, I., Atkin, J. D., Molloy, M. P. & Chung, R. S., 8 Feb 2019. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Research › peer-review