In 2016, I graduated from King’s College London with a Neuroscience BSc. Having undertaken several laboratory-based projects in the field of Neuroscience over the last three years, I developed a keen interest in the field of neurobiology and understanding altered cellular mechanisms in the diseased brain.
The MRes year of the MRC DTP programme has allowed me to develop a vast array of scientific techniques that particularly focused on my research interests but also allowed me to broaden my thinking and creativity in designing unique experiments. Additionally, it provided a diverse range of project choices and workshop selections giving me choice and flexibility. I have gained much training with a translational ethos, further enhancing skills of academic writing and presenting. I look forward to gaining the necessary skills to pursue a PhD in this emerging field of research.
Presenting at Alzheimer’s research UK conference, Acknowledged in Sekhar et al., 2017, PLoS.
1. Does elevated expression of the synaptic protein CSPα prevent neurodegeneration and memory impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease? (Professor Peter Giese and Dr Wendy Noble)
2. From bench to bedside: The BBB in health and Alzheimer’s disease (Dr Sarah Ann Thomas and Dr Suzanne J Reeves)
3. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mitochondria associations in fronto-temporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FTD/ALS) (Professor Chris Miller, Professor Paul Francis, Professor Chris Shaw)