MDSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

15 – 17 November 2019, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide



Dr Carolyn Sue

Carolyn Sue is the Executive Director of the Kolling Institute and Professor and Head of the Department of Neurogenetics at Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney.

Professor Sue is recognised internationally for her expertise in mitochondrial function as it relates to mitochondrial and other neurodegenerative disease. She trained in the study of Movement Disorders with Professor John Morris at Westmead Hospital and continued her post-doctoral studies with Salvatore DiMauro and Stan Fahn at Columbia University, New York, USA. She has dual research interests, mirroring her clinical interests in the diagnosis and management of mitochondrial disease and movement disorders (mainly Parkinson's disease). At present her research focuses on developing new treatments for Parkinson's disease and involves the use of adult stem cell models to investigate the pathophysiology underlying this disorder.

Dr Sue founded the familial Parkinson's Disease research clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital, and has coordinated National collaborative genetic studies in Parkinson's disease. She is currently Vice-President of the Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand, Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and appointed to that Society's Task Force on Genetic Nomenclature in Movement Disorders, Task Force for Genetic Testing and the Leadership program (LEAP) faculty.




    Back to speakers | »