Maha Alfaidi


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Prof. Roger Barker

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Institutes

Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair

Email

msa63@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.thebarkerwilliamsgraylab.c...

Research Theme

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

My research aims to better define the selective vulnerability of neurons toward the pathological protein in Parkinson's disease model. Neurons exposed to misfolded α-synuclein can develop pathological protein aggregates, it has recently been shown in literature that only some of the cells are affected by the pathological process, while the others remain otherwise healthy. The aim of my PhD project is therefore to understand the molecular factors driving such differential neuronal susceptibility.

Research Focus

Keywords

Parkinson's disease

alpha-synclein

protein aggregate

live-imaging

Selective vulnerability

Clinical conditions

Parkinson's disease

Equipment

Cell culture

Confocal microscopy

Immunoblotting

Live imaging

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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