Episode 11: Models in Rare Diseases
Why are models needed to assess and develop treatments in rare diseases? What types of models are there? When are different models used? To help answer these questions we talk to Dr Snezana Maljevic from The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Hosted by Kris Pierce and David Cunnington, parents of Will, who has SCN2A.
Dr. Snezana Maljevic is a Senior Research Fellow in the Ion Channels and Human Diseases Laboratory at The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health. Dr Maljevic has been working on ion channels and genetic epilepsies for the last 10 years, in Germany prior to joining the team at The Florey.
You can follow Dr Maljevic on Twitter: @SnezNM
Ms Kris Pierce RN MHSc MWellness, is a rare disease advocate and mother to Will who has SCN2A. Kris has held a range of board, project management, advocate and consumer representative roles and has been instrumental in working with local, state and federal governments to secure funding for multi-million dollar projects. Kris is highly skilled in building teams to work together collaboratively and is a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) and SCN2A Australia, and a RARE Global Advocacy Leadership Council member.