Section Leader: Dr Kim Hemsley
Dr. Hemsley’s team of seven scientists and one PhD student is interested in determining the neuropathogenic basis of symptom generation in, and devising/testing treatments for, the childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder, MPS IIIA (a lysosomal storage disorder). She is also exploring the concept of using the retina as a ‘window’ to the brain for this and other more common neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease. Further interests include the role of the endosomal/lysosomal system in autism spectrum disorders.
Kim's full bio can be found here.
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