When Professor Justin Yerbury’s uncle was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND) in 1994 he, and his family, knew nothing about the condition.
With a need to find out more, particularly why there were no drugs that could slow its progression, Prof. Yerbury enrolled in some biology classes at the local university. Twenty-six years later and he is now a professorial fellow in neurodegenerative disease at the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute.
“If you had told me when I was 25 that in the future I would be a professor with a career in biological research I would not have believed you,” he told Insight.
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