About the Justin Yerbury Chair in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Twenty five years ago, Justin Yerbury’s uncle, and then his cousin, developed Motor Neurone Disease (MND). A few years later Justin lost his grandmother, mother and aunt, to the very same disease in a matter of weeks.
It was his family’s history with this disease that inspired Justin to radically change the course of his career – from basketballer to medical scientist.
Justin was already leading a research team beginning to understand more about MND, when he was diagnosed with it in 2016. Despite his own battle with the MND, Justin and his team have made an extraordinary impact in a short time. Their research has begun to drive fundamental new understandings of MND and treatments for the disease.
In honour of Justin’s work, the University of Wollongong invites you to donate towards the Justin Yerbury Chair in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Your gift today will help build a lasting legacy into the research of terrible diseases like MND.
Your gift today will honour Justin, his family, and help his work continue well into the future.