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DR. RUBEN J. CAUCHI D.Phil.

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Short bio I am a senior lecturer within the Dept. of Physiology & Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery and a Principal Investigator (P.I.) at the Centre for Molecular Medicine & Biobanking of the University of Malta. Before becoming a faculty member, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. I did my doctoral research at the Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics at the University of Oxford, and my masters at Imperial College London.  My all-time science hero is Ed Lewis (Nobel laureate 1995), whose life & work are a constant inspiration.

Lab’s Research Interests - Functional genetics involves the application of genetic tools to study the function of genes.  The lab’s ongoing research programme investigates the function of genes that cause degenerative motor neuron disease (MND) including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which mostly affects newborns or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is predominant in adults. My students and myself exploit the genetic tools of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to understand gene or protein function. We are also attempting at discovering drugs that ameliorate neurodegenerative disease, including ALS/MND.

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University of Malta


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