Dr Chris Henstridge
Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher
Place of work / study:
University of Edinburgh
Area of research:
Synaptic changes in normal ageing and in neurodegenerative disease
How is your work funded?
My own 3yr MND Scotland grant
Tell us a little about yourself:
Born in the FAR North of Scotland, I studied Pharmacology in Glasgow and did my PhD in Neuroscience in Dundee. I then spent 4yrs working in Budapest, Hungary before returning to Scotland (Edinburgh) in 2014. I have worked on various topics ranging from cannabis receptor signalling to synaptic pathology in Alzheimer’s disease. I have been married for 1.5years and have a 5wk old baby girl called Ivy. I am trying to adjust to sleep deprivation, while also negotiating a house sale/purchase, mortgage applications, new lab administration and grant applications!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have 2 house rabbits called Bella and Bramble.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
The brain has always fascinated me, especially when things go wrong in diseases such as dementia. I am passionate about trying to discover what anatomical and molecular changes lead to the manifestation of cognitive decline.