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  • Dr Sanya Aggarwal
    I am primarily interested in the impact of obesity and it's associated metabolic conditions on susceptibility to neurodegenerative diseases and how anti-obesity/ anti-diabetic drugs can confer neuroprotection.
  • Dr Abhishekh Ashok MBBS PhD
    I am an academic clinical fellow in Radiology. My research interest include developing novel neuroimaging techniques to understand the molecular process underlying physiological and pathological states of brain. My research uses novel MRI techniqu...
  • Dr Gemma Bale
    Gemma is the head of the Neuro Optics Lab, a new, multidisciplinary research group that operates jointly between the Departments of Physics and Engineering at the University of Cambridge. We develop and validate new optical methods to monitor brai...
  • Jack Brelstaff Dr Jack Brelstaff Ph.D
    Our work focuses on the cellular and molecular consequences of tau pathology in neuronal cultures. Our primary model is derived from the dorsal root ganglia of mice transgenic for P301S mutant human tau. These ganglia are dissociated and grown in ...
  • Dennis Chan Dr Dennis Chan
    My research focuses on detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) before symptom onset, and on determining the biological basis of cognitive reserve (CR). AD work centres on detecting alterations in the functions of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and hippo...
  • Dr Thomas Cope MClinRes MRCP(Neurology) PhD
    I am a consultant neurologist, with clinical interests in cognition and epilepsy. I am particularly interested how the mind works, how we perceive the world, and how this goes wrong in patients with neurological pathology. My research examines ...
  • Annabel Curle
    Neuroimmunology in Parkinson's disease
  • Dr Eleni Dimou
    Tau is a soluble protein interacting with tubulin to stabilize microtubules. Under pathological conditions, it becomes hyperphosphorylated and adopts a filamentous conformation with a pivotal role in Alzheimer’s Disease pathogenesis. Although tau ...
  • Maria-Eleni Dounavi
    I am a Research Associate at the department of Psychiatry (Old Age Psychiatry research group). My research is focused on multi-modal MR brain imaging and utilisation of state-of-the-art image processing tools to investigate early changes occurrin...
  • Robert Dudas Dr Robert Dudas
    I have carried out research projects on cognitive impairment in the context of progressive-degenerative dementias and affective symptomatology. My current interest in dementia spans from risk factors to clinical management. I have also investiga...
  • Elizabeth English
    My PhD project will analyse Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) brain samples across the disease stages, compared to equivalent healthy brain samples. I will be looking to characterise amyloid-beta, tau, and alpha-synuclein aggregates, in terms of aggregate ...
  • Dr Maria Angeles Fernandez
    My main interest is the study of signalling pathways and molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease, and its use as a target for the possible therapy of these diseases. Actually, my rese...
  • Katie Hall Dr Katie Hall PhD
    I am principally interested in the field of behavioural neurosciences with a particular focus in understanding how neurodegenerative pathologies cause dementia symptoms and behavioural dysfunction, as well as developing potential neuroprotective t...
  • Dr Eric Harshfield
    I am a chronic disease and genetic epidemiologist with an interest in identifying novel causal pathways and new therapeutic targets for reducing risk of chronic diseases. Since March 2018 I have been working in the Stroke Research Group in the Dep...
  • Dr Laura Hughes
    My current research interests are on the role of the prefrontal cortex for voluntary and goal directed actions, and prefrontal interactions with other brain systems. I use both MEG and fMRI, along with behavioural and neuropsychological data, to i...
  • Miss Çağla Kaya
    For my bachelor's research project at the Duchen Lab at UCL, I used bioinformatics tools to analyse open access RNA sequencing datasets of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), iPSC-derived astrocytes, and iPSC-derived neural progenitor cells ob...
  • Gunther Klobe
    I am interested in human decision-making across the adult lifespan. In particular, I investigate how much we can learn about individual decision-making processes by analysing a person's performance on simple perceptual reaction tasks. Plenty of va...
  • Dr Yoo Koung (Y.K.) Ko
    I am a molecular neuroscientist interested in elucidating molecular and cellular mechanisms behind disorders of brains and translating this understanding to novel therapies. My current research focuses on finding drugs that are beneficial to the t...
  • Antonina Kouli Dr Antonina Kouli
    I am a Research Associate interested in neuroinflammation and its role in neurodegenerative diseases. My research focuses on characterizing the inflammatory changes in PD and evaluating their relationship with dementia and other symptoms. This wor...
  • Alexandra Lautarescu Miss Alexandra Lautarescu
    I am interested in the link between Down Syndrome and the high risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and I am currently conducting an MPhil under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Holland and Dr. Shahid Zaman, as part of the "Defeat dementia in Do...
  • Rui Li
    In my PhD project, I am applying machine learning techniques to diagnose and predict disease progression in vascular cognitive impairment, as a result of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD). I work with both MRI and neuropsychological test data f...
  • Audrey Low
    My research focuses on understanding the role of cerebrovascular dysfunction in dementia and cognitive impairment, with the help of multimodal neuroimaging techniques and clinical data. My current research examines cerebral small vessel disease ...
  • Elijah Mak Elijah Mak
    I am a Gates Cambridge scholar working on my PhD at the Department of Psychiatry. Broadly, my research interest relates to the use of multi-modal neuroimaging techniques to characterise structural and functional deficits in dementia and related co...
  • Maura Malpetti
    I am a Race Against Dementia & ARUK fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related disorders. I am interested in the study of neuropathology, biomarkers and clinical features of neurodegenerative diseases, with special inte...
  • Dr Federica Marinaro
    Federica Marinaro currently works at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Federica does research in Neuroscience. Her current focus is on studying Alzheimer's disease dynamics in human brain.
  • Sarah Mason Dr Sarah Mason
    My research interests are: 1) Better defining the neuropsychological profile of presymptomatic and early Huntington's disease using fMRI scanning and behavioural testing. With a particular interest in determining the factors which underpin the cog...
  • Dr Elizabeth McKiernan BA, MSc. MBChB, MRCPsych
    I am an Old Age Psychiatry trainee and Alzheimer's Society Clinical Research Fellow working towards a PhD in Psychiatry under Professor John O'Brien. My primary research interest is in using ultrahigh resolution MRI to investigate neurodegenerativ...
  • Dr Stefan Milde
    Cell-based assay development and screening for drug discovery in dementia.
  • Dr Nicolas Nicastro
    I am a Swiss board-certified Neurologist with a strong interest in dementia and movement disorders. My research focuses on molecular PET/SPECT and structural MRI imaging in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson disease, especially as early diag...
  • John T O'Brien Professor John T O'Brien
    My research interests include the role of biomarkers, especially MRI, SPECT and PET imaging, in the differential and early diagnosis of dementia, including identifying those 'at risk' of future cognitive decline and developing markers of onset and...
  • Karalyn Patterson Dr Karalyn Patterson FRS, FMedSci, FBA
    I study language and memory in adults, mainly from the perspective of the patterns of disruption to these cognitive functions that occur as a result of brain damage or disease.
  • Katie Peterson Dr Katie Peterson
    I completed my PhD in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Barbara Sahakian and Professor John Pickard. My PhD research aimed to define cognitive processes affected by normal pressure hydro...
  • Dr Siddharth Ramanan
    I am a neuropsychologist and neuroscientist investigating the genesis and neural contributors of heterogeneous cognitive and behavioural symptoms in neurodegenerative dementia syndromes. I completed my PhD in 2020 from The University of Sydney, Au...
  • Mr Matthew Rouse
    I am a PhD student at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit supervised by Prof Matt Lambon Ralph.
  • Professor James B. Rowe
    Dementia and Neurodegeneration have devastating consequences. My work aims to protect brain function in those at risk of dementia, and restore brain function in those with symptoms. My program has four pillars: 1. to define cognitive processes tha...
  • Dr George Savulich
    Cognitive enhancement in neuropsychiatric disorders and in healthy people; the impact of technology on older age mental health; the effects of novel psychoactive substances on cognition and emotion; and information-processing biases in psychosis.
  • Dr George Savva
    I am an epidemiologist with a background in statistics. My work is based on the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study (www.cfas.ac.uk for a full description of the study), a large lognitudinal study of ageing set in the population of England an...
  • Dr Emad Sidhom
    I work as part of Professor Giovanna Mallucci's team that is interested in neurodegenerative disorders. We work to understand the pathological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative processes. We aim to search for the failure of synaptic repair ...
  • John Skidmore Dr John Skidmore
    I am a medicinal chemist and drug discovery leader interested in working collaboratively with academics and industry in order to translate basic neurodegeneration research into potential new treatments. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Cambridge Drug ...
  • Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
    My laboratory focuses upon understanding the causes and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. We and others have shown that these diseases are frequently c...
  • Dr James Stefaniak
    I am a neuroscientist and psychiatrist interested in cognition and its impairment following acute (e.g. stroke) and progressive (e.g. dementia) brain damage as well as psychiatric disorders. I am particularly interested in the neural mechanisms un...
  • Alessandro Tomassini Dr Alessandro Tomassini
    My research interest lies in understanding the neural basis of decision processes with a focus on the consequences of neurological diseases. Many neuropsychiatric syndromes change behaviour including apathy and impulsivity. As part of James Rowe's...
  • Dr Kamen Tsvetanov
    Dr. Tsvetanov is a Brain Non-Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow in cognitive neuroscience of ageing. The central goal of his research is to obtain a better understanding of the complex relationship between human brain dynamics and cognition in healthy a...
  • Ben Underwood Dr Ben Underwood MA MBBS PhD FRCPsych CertMedEd
    I am a consultant old age psychiatrist in Cambridge. I am interested in novel therapeutic approaches in dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. I completed my PhD with David Rubinsztein looking at autophagy up-regula...
  • Miss Alicia Wilcox
    I have a special interest in neurodegenerative conditions and dementias. These conditions have a similar presentation and many overlapping features, which often implicates diagnosis and treatment. I am looking at how these conditions impact the ...
  • Caroline Williams-Gray Dr Caroline Williams-Gray MRCP PhD
    My research aims to better define the clinical heterogeneity of Parkinson’s disease and to understand the neurobiological basis of this, with the ultimate goal of developing more targeted therapeutic strategies for different PD subtypes. Using epi...

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