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Zainab Riaz

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Doctoral candidate

MS in Biology - 2015 (LUMS, Pakistan)

BS in Applied Biosciences - 2012 (NUST, Pakistan)

Research Interests:

Parkinson's disease is a prevalent neurodegenerative disorder that arises from a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons. In patients with Parkinson’s disease, both genetic mutations and environmental toxins induce mitochondrial dysfunction, resulting in oxidative stress. I am studying the changes in nuclear pore complex in Parkinson’s disease models with oxidative stress. Understanding the precise mechanisms of mitochondrial- nuclear interaction in neurodegeneration will help us devise early intervention strategies in disease progression.

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