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Profile – Lauren Byrne

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Name:

Lauren Byrne

Job Title:

Research Fellow

Place of work / study:

Huntington’s disease centre, UCL Institute of Neurology

Area of research:

Biofluid biomarkers for Huntington’s disease

How is your work funded?

Medical Research Council

Tell us a little about yourself:            

I came to London from N. Ireland back in 2010 to study Biology at Imperial college London, graduating in 2014. I then went to UCL to start a masters in Translational Neurology. At the UCL Huntington’s disease centre, which was where I completed my research project, I met my current boss and PhD supervisor. He had just obtained his MRC Clinician Scientist fellowship and needed a research assistant to run a CSF collection study. I started the job in Aug 2015 and enrolled as a part-time PhD student in May 2016. I am hoping to submit my PhD thesis in June 2019.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:           

I read all the Harry Potter books at least 4 times.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I have grown up in a family affected by Huntington’s disease so it was a natural choice for me to study it research wise.

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