Euan MacDonald Centre researcher Dr Tara Spires-Jones has been chosen as one of 20 FENS-Kavli Scholars – young European neuroscience researchers chosen for
the excellence of their research, as well as promise to be among the field’s newest generation of extraordinary pioneers.
With the announcement, the Scholars become the first members of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence. Launched this year, the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence aims to strengthen ties between emerging leaders in European science, establish links between the generation of emerging group leaders and senior scientists, and to foster on-going scientific excellence in Europe.
Tara Spires-Jones’ group investigates the causes of cognitive decline in neurodegenerative diseases and ageing. The lab uses high-resolution imaging of brain tissue to probe the mechanisms of disease progression with the aim of finding pathways to target with drugs.
Tara was also a recipient of the recently announced Euan MacDonald Centre Ice Bucket Award.
- Tara Spires-Jones Investigator profile
- See all the FENS-Kavli scholars and read their profiles on the FENS website