Growth and characteristics of human muscle, from individuals both with and without Motor Neurone Disease

Whilst assisting in lab maintenance and helping honours students when necessary, Elyse has spent the past 2 years growing primary muscle collected through a voluntary program propagated by the Ngo lab. Using this muscle, she has been able to demonstrate in vitro functionality akin to what we see occurs in vivo, as well as using immunofluorescence and imaging techniques to observe quantities of known myogenic proteins and compare this information to what is known about muscle in the human body.

Elyse completed an undergraduate study at the University of Queensland in Science (2016) majoring in Biomedical Science with Honours (IIA; 2017). Upon completion of honours, she began working across AIBN and SBMS, in the Ngo and Noakes laboratories.


Elyse has worked with both the Ngo lab at AIBN and the Noakes lab at SBMS, and played a role in the honours projects of two students in 2018.