Modulating metals homeostasis to treat neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders

Similar to other neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, iron levels seem to be increased in Huntington’s disease (HD). Notably, dysregulations in metal homeostasis have also been reported in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and depression.


The aim of this research project is to test the hypothesis that reducing iron levels in Huntington’s disease (HD) will slow down the disease progression and correct cellular/molecular dysfunctions within key brain regions.

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Student applications

Students who are applying to study at The Florey can register their interest in this project. Refer to our step-by-step guide to help you with your application.

How to apply

Accepting students

Dr Thibault Renoir

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