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Dr Lovesha Sivanantharajah

Name:

Dr Lovesha Sivanantharajah

Job title:

Alzheimer’s Society Junior Research Fellow

Place of work / study:

Bangor University, Gwynedd, Wales

Area of Research:

Understanding cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

How is your work funded?

Alzheimer’s Society

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am an Alzheimer’s Society Junior Fellow based at Bangor University in North Wales studying why neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease target specific brain regions. Using the fruit fly as a model, I am working to identify cell-types in the brain that are selectively affected by human disease-causing proteins such as tau (the basic component of tangles). This research will lead to a better understanding of the causes of disease and has the potential to translate to useful therapies for prevention and treatment.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I can dissect a fly brain in under 5 minutes.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

Great sense of purpose, highly rewarding, opportunity to do timely and exciting research.

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