Zehra completed her undergraduate degree at La Trobe University in Biological Science majoring in Molecular- and Micro-biology. Her Honours research project was undertaken at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital with the Oral Biology CRC, The University of Melbourne where she studied how membrane lipid composition affects the localisation of vesicle biogenesis in the keystone pathogen associated with the progression of periodontal disease. Currently, her research interests surround the identification of factors involved in the process of regenerative axonal fusion, knowledge that may allow spontaneous axon repair to be induced post nerve injury!
Zehra was in the Neumann lab from June 2015 - October 2016, and is currently a research assistant at BrainStem – Stem Cell Center of Excellence in Neurology, Copenhagen.
Abay ZC, Wong MYY, Teoh JS, Vijayaraghavan T, Hilliard MA and Neumann B (2017). Phosphatidylserine ‘save-me’ signals drive functional recovery of severed axons in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 6, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703807114 [Epub ahead of print].