Place of work / study:
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Area of research:
Microglia and neuroinflammation
How is your work funded?
Combined Wellcome and MRC studentship
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a final year PhD student based in Cambridge. I work at the Wellcome Sanger Institute where I use genetic data to understand microglia and their role in Alzheimer’s disease. I am also passionate about science communication and have recently become the UK producer for the Story Collider – a not for profit organisation that runs live shows and a podcast sharing personal stories about science.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I am a proud member of the Slytherin house and my Patronus is an otter.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I became fascinated about the complexity of the brain while studying my undergraduate degree. Alzheimer’s disease is like a giant puzzle and I really enjoy how dementia research encompasses so many different areas of biology: neuroscience, immunology, the microbiome, genetics as well as social policy and psychology.