Katiuska Daniela Pulgar Prieto
Place of work / study:
UK-Dementia Research Institute, Imperial College London
Area of Research:
How is your work funded?
UK-Dementia Research Institute
Tell us a little about yourself:
In 2015 I started my research career looking into pathways which lead to cell survival and proliferation in cancer cells. Last year, I changed fields to study the same pathways which could potentially be involved in neurodegeneration. I am currently trying to decipher how certain mechanisms of inflammation lead to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
During my spare time, I learn how Yoga can improve symptoms in patients with neurodegeneration.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
Since my undergraduate years I have been interested in inflammatory mechanisms of pathologies. I was excited to join a lab where I could study the devastating effects of neuroinflammatory signalling in neurodegenerative diseases.