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Profile – Katiuska Daniela Pulgar Prieto

Katiuska Daniela Pulgar Prieto

Name:

Katiuska Daniela Pulgar Prieto

Job title:

PhD student

Place of work / study:

UK-Dementia Research Institute, Imperial College London

Area of Research:

Neuroscience

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.

Can we find you on Twitter?

Follow @kpulgarprieto [1]