Dr Mark Dallas
Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Place of work / study:
University of Reading
Area of Research:
Cellular mechanisms of disease.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born in Scotland and after completing my undergraduate degree in Dundee have slowly migrated south. I stopped off in Leeds to carry out a PhD in neuroscience, followed by postdoctoral research positions to investigate the hypoxia and neurodegeneration. I moved to the University of Reading in 2013, to take up a lectureship, and have built up a research group looking to tackle complex brain diseases, including dementia. My research uses electrophysiological techniques to examine the disruption in brain communication brought about by pathological states.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have been confused for the footballer, Peter Crouch on a number of occasions.
Why did you choose to work in dementia:
I was drawn to working in the dementia research field, through my training in neuroscience. I was keenly aware of the need to build a better picture of what happens in brains affected by dementia, in order to deliver new drugs. This has been further emphasised through meeting individuals affected by dementia and the impact of the disease.