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Lucy Granat

Lucy Granat MRC DTP Student Profile Picture1+3 Student

In 2016, I graduated from KCL with an MSci in Integrative Pharmacology and Physiology. As part of my masters, I spent 6 months working at Envigo optimising animal models of respiratory diseases. My real interest however lies in neuroscience, particularly neurodegeneration, an interest which stemmed from my third-year lab project investigating potential therapies for Parkinson’s disease.

The option of a rotation year and the large range of neuroscience projects were two of the main things that attracted me to the DTP. I also love living in London so staying at KCL was an easy decision. I have really enjoyed my first year, both my projects and getting to know others on the programme, and I am now excited to start my PhD.

Rotation projects:

1. Can inhibition of Ras/ERK signaling rescue symptoms associated with neuronal mitochondrial dysfunction in Drosophila?
2. Investigating the role of CSPα in Alzheimer’s Disease
3. Identifying biomarkers and causal mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced painful peripheral neuropathies

Publications:

Duncan, O. Granat, L. et al., (2017). Targeting the Cellular Response Alleviates the Effects of Neuronal Mitochondrial Dysfunction. Under review.