Profile – Dr Melissa Salazar, University College London

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Dr Melissa Salazar


Dr Melissa Salazar

Job title:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Place of work / study:

UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London

Area of Research:


How is your work funded?

Medical Research Council and Alzheimer’s Society

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am scientist with +10 years of research experience, who is specialised in sequencing methods and data analysis to study the genetics of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I like pets, specially dogs!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I have been always fascinated by the way the human brain works, but I am particularly keen to understand better how does Dementia arise and progresses throughout years until symptoms start to show.

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

Make the most of your research projects by constantly learning new skills and knowledge. During early stages this is as important as publications, etc.

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

The picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde. It’s a classic but it’s too early for me to say whether I’d recommend it!

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