Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas AO, joined Gareth Parker to talk about
Perron Institute Founding Director, Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas was interviewed by Gareth Parker on 6PR radio on Friday morning for West Aussie Greats, talking about his research and the work of the Perron Institute.
Professor Kakulas said the brain is the most complex organ in the body and the field of neurology presents the “greatest challenge” for medicine. It was his early research on paralysis in the Rottnest Island quokka which showed muscles could be regenerated. This breakthrough ultimately led to the development of treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher of the Perron Institute.
He said West Australians should be very proud of the research taking place in the State, which offers the possibility of treatment for a range of neuromuscular and genetic diseases.
Listen to the interview here