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Dr Eric Hill

Name:

Dr Eric Hill

Job title:

Senior Lecturer in Stem cell biology and Bioethics

Place of work / study:

Aston University

Area of Research:

Stem cell derived models of neuronal systems, tissue engineering, metabolism

How is your work funded?

MRC CASE, EU H2020 FET

Tell us a little about yourself:

I come from a working class background and was the 1st in my family to go to college and university. I have always been obsessed with science so it seemed the natural thing to get in to. I have been lucky to be able to work in an area that I am passionate about and build a career out of it.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I once broke my leg in 7 places playing volleyball (it wasn’t funny at the time)

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

When I started my 1st Postdoc I was working with stem cells models for toxicity testing.  A researcher in the lab next door had to drop out of the ARUK conference so I took their place. I noticed that in vitro models in this area were very limited and so I started to move my own research into this area. My nan died after living with dementia for a number of years.  She was a huge part of my life growing up and encouraged my love of science and education growing up.  She inspired me to continue to work in this field.

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