Neurodegeneration and Repair Unit

About us

The Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory investigates the role of the actin cytoskeleton during neuronal development and regeneration and its involvement in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. For this our lab uses a wide range of cell culture techniques and animal models that allow us to study functional consequences of manipulating the cellular architecture in the nervous system.

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Prof Roland Brandt, Department of Neurobiology, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Ass Prof Alla Kostyukova, Washington State University, USA

Prof Lars Ittner, Dementia Research Unit, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Australia

A/Prof Nicodemus Tedla, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Australia

Dr Anthony Don, Centenary Institute and NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney



  • Alexandra Suchowerska (PhD)
  • Merryn Brettle (PhD)
  • Chanchanok Chaichim (PhD)
  • Julia Emmenecker (international visiting student)