ARC DECRA Fellow, Neurogenetics Research Program, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, AustraliaBiography
Jolly completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 2010 during which he applied neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells to study the earliest stages of brain development. He next joined the Neurogenetics Research Program headed by Professor Jozef Gecz for post-doctoral training at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide (SA Pathology). His application of various neural cell culture models of brain development resulted in the discovery of several new genetic causes of neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Jolly now leads his own research group at the University of Adelaide, focussing on the roles of the Nonsense Mediated mRNA Decay (NMD) pathway, and the genes USP9X, HCFC1, and PCDH19 in normal and pathological processes of brain development and function. He is currently an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow.