Researcher biography

Rebecca completed her PhD at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in June 2018. Her PhD research investigated the role of the heat shock response and inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on motor neuron disease (MND). During her PhD, Rebecca undertook an Endeavour Research Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute of Neurology, University College London under the supervision of Prof Linda Greensmith. She has since been recruited to the Neurodegeneration Pathobiology Lab at the Queensland Brain Institute by Dr Adam Walker as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Rebecca is a motivated and passionate MND researcher whose main objective is to find new therapeutics to treat or cure people living with MND.