Reader and Chancellor’s Fellow
Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems
My group investigates the causes of cognitive decline in neurodegenerative diseases and ageing. We hypothesize that the degeneration of synapses, the connections between neuronal cells in the brain, causes cognitive impairment and that targeting the causes of synaptic degeneration will allow recovery of cognitive function. The lab uses high-resolution imaging of transgenic models and human brain tissue to probe the mechanisms of disease progression with the aim of finding pathways to target with drugs.