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Podcast Profile – Dr Sarah Aldous

Name:

Dr Sarah Aldous

Job Title:

Post-doctoral research associate

Place of work / study:

Institute of Neurology, UCL

Area of research:

Huntingdon’s Disease.

How is your work funded:

UK Dementia Research Institute

Tell us a little about yourself:

I did my undergrad in Cell Biology at Edinburgh University and then came back to London for a 4 year PhD at the LMCB at UCL. The programme had a rotation year so I got to work in three different labs before committing for my PhD, it also gave me the opportunity to go to UCSF for a couple of months. My PhD was studying a chromatin remodelling complex during neuronal development and I finished this Christmas 2018. I started a new post-doc at the ION in January, and am enjoying getting to grips with a new topic and lab.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

Went to Madagascar for Biodiversity research while at Uni and was able to spend the summer with Lemurs!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I really enjoyed the molecular pathway aspects of my PhD, but wanted to go into more clinical and disease based area. I wanted to not only  study how the brain works, but understand how it goes wrong in neurodegeneration, so could contribute to trying to help patients.

 

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