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Katherine's research is focused on understanding the basic mechanisms driving the neurodegenerative disease, Machado Joseph Disease (MJD). Katherine is particularly interested in how neural circuits within the brain may be disrupted in neurodegenerative diseases and aims to identify novel drug treatments that may slow or halt the progression of movement disorders. 

Research interests

  • Understanding the role of cerebellar circuit dysfunction in the pathogenesis of Machado Joseph Disease/Spinocerebellar Ataxia-3. 
  • Repeat non-AUG translation and pathogenic consequences of repeat expansions.
  • The role of glutamate-induced excitotoxicity and proteolytic cleavage in neurodegeneration. 
  • Identifying novel candidates for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. 

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Research Outputs

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Review article

Aberrant cerebellar circuitry in the spinocerebellar ataxias

Robinson, K. J., Watchon, M. & Laird, A. S., 16 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 14, p. 1-27 27 p., 707.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • Motor neuron abnormalities correlate with impaired movement in zebrafish that express mutant superoxide dismutase 1

    Robinson, K. J., Yuan, K. C., Don, E. K., Hogan, A. L., Winnick, C. G., Tym, M. C., Lucas, C. W., Shahheydari, H., Watchon, M., Blair, I. P., Atkin, J. D., Nicholson, G. A., Cole, N. J. & Laird, A. S., 1 Feb 2019, In : Zebrafish. 16, 1, p. 8-14 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Neurochemistry of neurons in the ventrolateral medulla activated by hypotension: are the same neurons activated by glucoprivation?

    Parker, L. M., Le, S., Wearne, T., Hardwick, K., Kumar, N. N., Robinson, K. J., McMullan, S. & Goodchild, A. K., 15 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Comparative Neurology. 525, 9, p. 2249-2264 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)