Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160100368 [ 2016-01-09 - 2019-01-08 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Michael Piper (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Thomas Burne (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Molecular control of adult neural stem cell quiescence. The objective of this project is to improve our understanding of adult neural stem cell biology and function. Within the central nervous system of the brain, neural stem cells persist throughout adult life. These cells continually produce new neurons that are pivotal for processes including learning and memory, and deficits in adult neurogenesis have been linked to age-related cognitive decline. Adult neural stem cells are predominantly quiescent, dividing rarely to ensure that they are not prematurely exhausted. However, the factors that maintain this quiescence are very poorly defined. The project aims to understand how stem cell quiescence is controlled at both a molecular and cellular level in vivo within the adult mouse brain.

Funding Amount $379,400

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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