Tulip Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Award funded by Tulip Foundation and The Helynne Annette Hoban Estate
Transcriptional regulation of the Parkinson’s Disease protein α – synuclein.
Miss Danni Cheng
Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
This project was selected because it is seen to have the potential to reveal a major novel pathway regulating α – synuclein levels in the brain. It is very clear that important advances in the understanding of the causes and therefore potential treatment options for the neurodegeneration associated with Parkinson’s disease can be made once the mechanism of α – synuclein can be revealed. Danni’s PhD research will directly address this crucial issue.