Place of work / study:
University College London
Area of Research:
Investigating tau proteostasis in iPSC models of Frontotemporal dementia
How is your work funded?
BBRSC CASE studentship.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a 27 year old Londoner in the third year of my PhD, under the supervision of Prof Selina Wray at UCL. My PhD project is centred around investigating changes in the activity of the ubiquitin proteasome system during neuronal development and in neurodegenerative disease. I carry out my research on iPSC derived neurons with mutations in the MAPT gene.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I ride a motorbike and really enjoy painting and printmaking!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
The human brain is an incredibly complex organ, which has fascinated me since secondary school. My interest in how the brain functions developed into a real passion during my undergraduate degree, when I studied a module on neurodegenerative diseases. Since then, I have been determined to pursue a career in neurodegenerative research in the hopes of helping those affected by dementia.