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Neumann Laboratory

Nervous System Development
and Repair

Welcome to the Neumann Lab

The overarching goal of our laboratory is to understand how our nervous systems remain intact and functional over our lifetimes.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Neuroscience and Development & Stem Cells Programs and the Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology.

Dr Brent Neumann

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

A hallmark of neurodegenerative disorders such as motor neuron, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth diseases is degeneration of the nervous system. We lack a complete understanding of the molecules and mechanisms employed by neurons to preserve their complex structures over time, which has hampered the development of effective therapies. To understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms regulating axonal degeneration we use the nematode C. elegans as a model system due to its simplified and exceptionally well-characterised nervous system.

We also study how the nervous system can be repaired after it has been damaged. Injuries to the nervous system, such as spinal cord injuries, can inflict lifelong disabilities due to ineffective repair of the damaged nerve fibres. We focus on highly effective repair mechanisms in C. elegans in order to define how the nervous system can repair itself and re-establish function.

Lab members

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