Dr Emily Maguire
Place of work / study:
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.