Associate Professor in Cellular Neuroscience, University of Reading
I am an Associate Professor in Cellular Neuroscience at the University of Reading. I am interested in the mechanisms of diseases that affect the brain, in particular Alzheimer's disease. My research looks to examine the support cells of the brain, called glia, and their ability to combat Alzheimer's disease. Our research is funded by Alzheimer's charities.
Microglia are resident immune cells in your brain that act as first responders, always on the lookout for trouble. Accounting for about 10% of our brain cells, they were historically thought of as passive bystanders in the...