Associate Professor Rohan Teasdale
The University of Queensland
Parkinson Disease associated retromer variants alter endosomal trafficking pathways
Rohan Teasdale is currently a T&R academic within the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He gained his PhD at Monash University in cell biology and while as a postdoctoral scientist at RW Johnson PRI, a Johnson and Johnson company in San Diego he gained expertise in bioinformatics. Upon returning to Australia my focus has been on the characterisation of the mammalian endosomal system and the trafficking pathways originating from within this highly dynamic intracellular organelle. His Protein Trafficking in Disease research group has made key contributions including the discovery of the retromer protein complex that is a central regulator of early endosome protein trafficking and the PX/SNX family of proteins. Retromer has been recently implicated in neurodegeneration, including Parkinson’s disease and we are investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying how its dysfunction causes Parkinson’s Disease.