Dr Tara Spires-Jones selected as a FENS-Kavli Scholar

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.

Tara Spires-JonesWith 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.

Congratulations Tara!