Dr Mike Daniels
Place of work / study:
The University of Edinburgh, UK Dementia Research Institute
Area of research:
How is your work currently funded:
UK Dementia Research Institute
Tell us a little about yourself:
After finishing my PhD at the University of Manchester I moved to Edinburgh to start a postdoc working on microglia in dementia at the UK DRI. Outside of the lab I like to get myself up a mountain (running, hiking or climbing – usually weather dependent!) and co-founded the Have You Heard? (www.haveyouhearduk.com) project where we aim to clear the haze around scientific discoveries with directed workshops and a helpful infographic.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have a twin sister (also a scientist!) but we have different birthdays! (we were born either side of midnight).
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I’m driven by making discoveries and understanding more about how we function. Dementia is a huge problem globally and there is a real need for more discoveries and more research into how this disease works in order to find new treatments. I’m really excited by making discoveries in dementia that may someday lead to much needed treatments.