USP9X: a master gene for neuronal development and autism (2018–2021)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common, yet poorly understood neurodevelopmental disorder. Defining the nodes by which different signaling pathway intersect is the key to understand such complex, heterogeneous disorders. This proposal will define how USP9X, a key factor controlling numerous signaling pathways, regulates cortical development, and how mutations to this gene contribute to ASD. The work aligns with the research strengths of the Faculty of Medicine, and will provide significant advances to our understanding of ASD. Moreover, the research environment and the teaching component of the Fellowship will provide the ideal basis for me to further my career goals of becoming an independent researcher in this competitive field.
Grant type:
UQ Development Fellowships
  • UQ Development Fellow
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
University of Queensland