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Sue Fletcher, PhD, BSc (Hons)

Perron Institute
Ground Floor, RR Block
QE II Medical Centre
8 Verdun St
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia

Sue Fletcher is the Professor and Director of Perron Institute of Research and the Deputy Director and Principal Research Fellow of the Centre for Comparative Genomics at Murdoch University.

Sue Fletcher was born in Zimbabwe and obtained a BSc in Zoology and Chemistry (1976). She worked in Zimbabwe, firstly as a research assistant at the University of Zimbabwe, and then as a forensic scientist, before completing a PhD in Physiology (1988) at the University of Western Australia. She returned to a post-doctoral position in the Department of Physiology at the University of Western Australia in 1989 and then moved to the Perron Institute (previously the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute) in 1991.

Professor Fletcher’s research at the Perron Institute and the UWA Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders was as a molecular biologist, studying muscle regeneration and developing therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 


Representative Publications:

Antisense Oligonucleotide-Mediated Terminal Intron Retention of the SMN2 Transcript

The Potential of Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapies for Inherited Childhood Lung Diseases