Harrison Evans

May 25, 2021

Harrison Evans studies how neuronal translation is impaired in neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Harrison received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at The University of Queensland in the laboratory of Prof. Jürgen Götz, where his work demonstrated that protein synthesis was impaired by the microtubule associated protein tau, one of the key pathogenic proteins in FTD. Harrison’s current work examines how ribosomes, the cellular machines responsible for protein synthesis, are altered in FTD, and whether tau-induced impairments in translation can block the formation of new long-term memories. In his free time, Harrison is also an avid photographer and scuba diver.