Dr Jocelyn Widagdo

UQ Amplify Researcher

Queensland Brain Institute
j.widagdo@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 66384

Overview

Jocelyn Widagdo received her PhD in 2011 from the University of New South Wales. After a short period of postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, Dr Widagdo returned to Australia in 2012 and joined the Queensland Brain Institute, the University of Queensland, where she is currently a Research Fellow at the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research. Her research aims to understand the epitranscriptomic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, learning and memory, and how their dysregulations impact on the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases and neuropschiatric disorders. Dr Widagdo is also interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate the trafficking of glutamate receptors in neurons, a process that is essential for excitatory synaptic transmission and plasticity. Her works were published in journals such as The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Journal of Neuroscience and Cell Reports. Dr Widagdo held a Discovery Early Career Researcher Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2017-2020) and is currently supported by a UQ Amplify Research award.

Research Interests

  • Epigenetic regulation of learning and memory
  • Regulation of glutamate receptor trafficking in synaptic plasticity

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Widagdo, J. (2017). Activity-dependent RNA methylation in learning and memory. ISN-ESN 2017 Meeting, Paris, France, 20-24 August 2017. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14090

  • Widagdo, J., Zhao, Q. -Y., Anggono, V. and Bredy, T. (2015). Activity-dependent RNA methylation in learning and memory. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, 23-27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Bredy, T., Widagdo, J. and Zhao, Q.-Y. (2015). Epitranscriptomic mechanisms of memory stability. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, 23-27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13185

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision