Research Theme Beyond the Neuron

Dr Rhys Roberts

University Position
Research Fellow


Our group is interested in peripheral nerve diseases, particularly the inherited peripheral neuropathies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). We have focused on the demyelinating forms of CMT, where defects in intracellular membrane trafficking pathways in Schwann cells appear to play key roles in pathogenesis. By understanding the underlying molecular defects that lead to CMT in affected patients, specific dysfunctional pathways amenable to potential therapeutic intervention will be identified.

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