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Ask Your Mentor Podcast – Professor Heather Mortiboys

With Alzheimer's Research UK

Ask Your Mentor, from Dementia Researcher, in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK). Mentees interviewing their mentors, talking careers, lessons learned and what they’ve discovered, that could help you forge a successful career in dementia research.

In this podcast experienced postdoc researcher Dr Nikoleta Daskoulidou from the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University interviews her mentor Heather Mortiboys, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience and Metabolism at The University of Sheffield.

Nikoleta’s research interests include the role of innate immunity and neuroinflammation in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She is fascinated by the complement system and its critical role in AD pathogenesis that makes it a potential therapeutic target. She also tells us that she drinks way too much coffee, collects old stuf, and raising money for dementia charties (this include a planned skydive).

Heather studies Mitochondria and associated pathways in patient derived cells from patients with neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Motor Neuron Disease. Understanding phenotypes, the mechanisms leading to them and how they can be rescued for therapeutic effect. Outside work she is a mum of 2 boys, she loves long walks and a pub lunches, as well as watching sports.

Find our more about ARUK and their mentoring programme.

Created as a video first podcast, but also available in your favourite podcast app.

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