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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, MARCH 23, 2011
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for PhD study
By CATHERINE HEALY
Research boost: Sheryl Tan is the
inaugural winner of the Brian De Luen
Doctoral Scholarship. It will fund her
research into Parkinson's disease for
the next three years.
Photo: CATHERINE HEALY
Why do patients with Parkinson s
disease lose their sense of smell?
It s a question Sheryl Tan is
hoping to help answer with her PhD
The 22-year-old has been
awarded the inaugural Brian De
Luen Doctoral Scholarship from the
Auckland Medical Research Foun-
Mr De Luen was a community-
minded Te Atatu resident who left
more than $300,000 in his will to
the foundation, hoping some good
work would come from his life s
Miss Tan, who grew up in
Lynfield, will receive $122,000 over
three years from the foundation to
help fund her research into the ros-
tral migratory stream (RMS) --- a
pathway in the brain which brain
cells travel along.
I like to think of it as a motorway
of cells, she says.
The RMS has an important role
in transporting cells as well as
replacing dying neurons. It was pre-
viously identified in animals and
was only identified in the human
brain by Auckland University
researchers in 2007.
In Parkinson s, long before you
lose your motor skills and get the
tremor, you lose your sense of smell.
I reckon there is something not
happening right in that motorway.
There s a huge opportunity to
characterise the behaviour of cell
movement. So I compare the cells in
normal brains with diseased brains
of subjects who had Parkinson s,
Miss Tan says.
The university s Centre for Brain
Research has a human brain bank
of donated organs for research
purposes, which is supported by the
I m not saying that my work will
find a cure, but we need to find out
why people lose their sense of smell.
That will be a small step towards
finding a cure.
Miss Tan says it is difficult for
most students to complete a PhD
without financial support.
A PhD is a fulltime job. The
scholarship will pay the rent, pay
for lab costs like re-agents and
chemicals and will fund travel for
As a teenager, Miss Tan first
planned to pursue a career as a for-
ensic scientist or in medicine.
But I realised I m really better
suited to research, she says.
I m not sure what my bedside
manner would be like.
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