I am a research officer in the Scott lab. I completed a PhD in molecular genetics and development in 2012, which focused on the role of small non-coding RNAs in the development of the cerebellum and in tumours that originate from the cerebellum during early childhood.  In the Scott lab, I am investigating how autism-risk genes influence early-stage cerebellar development and function.

Researcher biography

Dr Lena Constantin is a biomedical researcher at The University of Queensland, with over ten years of laboratory experience in molecular genetics and neurobiology.

Her research interests are in the development and function of the cerebellum, in addition to the role that genetic factors play in causing phenotypical changes to cerebellar growth, foliation, molecular patterning, and function.

She is currently investigating the link between cerebellar dysfunction and autism spectrum disorder. This research is funded by consecutive grants from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.