Ewan Gerken

Ewan Gerken

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

The Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Laboratory at The University of Adelaide uses molecular and bioinformatic techniques to analyse Alzheimer's and Sanfilippo Disease-linked gene orthologs in Zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Currently my work centers around the creation and investigation of MPS III (Sanfilippo syndrome, a severe child-onset neurodegenerative disease) mutants in Zebrafish. The goal is to identify and understand early molecular changes which may be driving subsequent pathology, in order to inform research into potential avenues for treatment of the disease in humans.

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia First Class Honours (Molecular & Biomedical Science)
    2016 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Biochemistry & Genetics)
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Gerken, E., Ahmad, S., Rattan, L., Hemsley, K., Barthelson, K., & Lardelli, M. (2023). Zebrafish models of Mucopolysaccharidosis types IIIA, B, & C show hyperactivity and changes in oligodendrocyte state.

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