The core research of the Faulkner Lab is to understand the role of retrotransposons, a type of “mobile DNA”, in causing genetic mosaicism in early mammalian embryogenesis, and in neurons. This variation may be a fundamental aspect of healthy brain function, and appears to change in neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
B Sc. Hons and PhD positions are available from 2022 at the Faulkner Laboratory in Brisbane. All applicants would be enrolled through the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. If you are interested, contact us.