Postdoctoral Research Associate
In 2008 I joined the lab of Prof. Andrew Lumsden to carry out my PhD. During my PhD I studied diencephalic development looking specifically at the transcriptional control of the development of a population of interneurons within the thalamus. After completion of my PhD I joined the lab of Dr Deepak Srivastava, here I studied the mechanisms of estrogenic modulation of synapses and neural circuitry, and its therapeutic potential. During this project I became interested in understanding how extracellular molecules could rescue synaptic deficits in models of Alzheimer’s Disease. In October 2019 I joined the Jimenez Sanchez group as a research associate. The focus of my project is to investigate whether astrocytic molecular chaperones mediate non-cell autonomous astrocyte-neuron communication and whether these may confer protection to neurons in Alzheimer’s disease.
Teaching Fellow, MSc Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health (distance learning MSc course), IOPPN, King’s College London. (2016- present)
Research Associate, Neuronal circuitry % Neurodevelopmental disorders lab, IOPPN, King’s College London (2013-2019)
PhD Developmental Neurobiology, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (2008-2012)
MSc Neuroscience, IOPPN, King’s College London (2007-2008)
BSc Physiotherapy, Kings College London (2003-2007)