Profile – Dr Emily Maguire

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Dr Emily Maguire

Job title:

Research Associate

Place of work / study:

Cardiff University

Area of Research:

Using stem cell-derived microglia to study Alzheimer’s disease

How is your work funded:

Pharmaceutical company Eisai

Tell us a little about yourself:

Prior to starting my post-doc I completed a 4 year PhD investigating cellular models of neurodegenerative lysosomal storage diseases. I love working in Cardiff. In my spare time I like to travel, exercise, watch movies.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I love doing jigsaw puzzles

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I completed a placement year in the same lab I ended up doing a PhD, working on the neurodegenerative disease Mucopolysaccharidosis type II. Here I began my journey into dementia research and haven’t left since.


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