Jeryn is developing methodologies to help decipher the contribution of structural and functional changes in the brain to factors known to modify disease progression in patients with MND.

Jeryn completed her Masters at UQ in 2020. In 2021, she started her PhD, which sees her conducting collaborative research across the Faculty of Medicine and the AIBN. Her research project is focussed on combining advanced imaging of the brain with statistics to identify potential central drivers of altered metabolic dynamics in human MND.

​Key publications

  1. Chang J, Shaw TB, Holdom CJ, McCombe PA, Henderson RD, Fripp J, Barth M, Guo CC, Ngo ST, Steyn FJ. Lower Hypothalamic Volume with Lower BMI is Associated with Shorter Survival in Patients with ALS. European Journal of Neurology. 2022 Oct 10.
  2. Chang J, Steyn F, Ngo S, Henderson R, Guo C, Bollmann S, Fripp J, Barth M, Shaw T. Open-Source Hypothalamic-ForniX (OSHy-X) Atlases and Segmentation Tool for 3T and 7T. Journal of Open Source Software. 2022 Aug 5;7(76):4368.
  3. Ding Q, Kesavan K, Lee KM, Wimberger E, Robertson T, Gill M, Power D, Chang J, Fard AT, Mar JC, Henderson RD. Impaired signaling for neuromuscular synaptic maintenance is a feature of Motor Neuron Disease. Acta neuropathologica communications. 2022 Dec;10(1):1-24.