Dr Saad Hannan secures Fellowship to study Rett Syndrome

15 February 2019

Congratulations to NPP’s Dr Saad Hannan who has been awarded a $100K Fellowship from the international Rett Syndrome Foundation. He will lead a project to characterise dysfunctions of GABAergic inhibition in Rett Syndrome. This is a debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder effecting 1:10,000 live births resulting in severe mental and physical disabilities.
Saad's study will address previously unexplored links between inhibitory neurotransmission and Rett syndrome. He will also assess the effectiveness of targeting GABA receptors as a therapeutic avenue using new resources created during the project.