E.F.J. Slot (Erik) MSc

PhD candidate - Donders Centre for Neuroscience - Neurobiology
PhD candidate - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

E.F.J. Slot (Erik) MSc
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
Internal postal code: 91

Postal address

Postbus 9010

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

I am a fourth-year PhD student working on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) peripheral neuropathy. This group of neuropathies can be caused by mutations in a variety of genes and the largest gene family associated with the disease is that of tRNA synthetases. These proteins are essential for protein synthesis, as they charge amino acids to their cognate tRNAs. In my work I use Drosophila melanogaster (the common fruit fly) to characterize the molecular pathomechanism underlying tRNA synthetase-associated CMT. A better understanding of the disease will lead to more adequate therapeutics.

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