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Dr Robert Weatheritt leads a research group that focusses on understanding the role of alternative splicing in expanding phenotypic complexity in primates, especially in the nervous system.

In line with this focus, the Weatheritt Group’s main aim is to uncover the root causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, and develop novel therapeutic interventions. 

More information can be found on the Weatheritt Lab Website.

Dr Robert Weatheritt completed his Ph.D. with Dr Toby Gibson at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

He was then awarded the prestigious Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship to work with professors Ben Blencowe and Madan Babu at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research in Toronto, Canada, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, respectively.

Dr Weatheritt has been an EMBL Australia group leader since 2018 and is based at the Garvan Institute in Sydney. Dr Weatheritt has published 25 highly cited peer-reviewed papers (seven papers with more than 100 citations), most of them in high-profile journals (including Science, Cell, Nat Struc Biol, Mol Cell, TIBS, E-Life, Chemical Reviews and Sci Signal).

His research group uses computational and system biology approaches to investigate how post-transcriptional processes regulate protein function in the nervous system.

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Avgan N, Wang JI, Fernandez-Chamorro J, Weatheritt RJ

Genome Biol (2019) Jul 17;20(1):141.

Gueroussov S, Weatheritt RJ, O’Hanlon D, Lin ZY, Gingras AC, Blencowe BJ.

Cell (2017) 170(2): 324-339.

Weatheritt RJ, Sterne-Weiler T, Blencowe BJ.

Nat Struct Mol Biol (2016), 23(12): 1117-1123.

Irimia M, Weatheritt RJ, Ellis JD, Parikshak NN, Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis T,Babor M, Quesnel-Vallières M, Tapial J, Raj B, O'Hanlon D, Barrios-Rodiles M, Sternberg MJ, Cordes SP, Roth FP, Wrana JL, Geschwind DH, Blencowe BJ.

Cell (2014) 159(7):1511-23.

Weatheritt RJ, Babu MM.

Science (2013) 342(6164).

 

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