My group studies the development and survival of mammalian neurons. My approach to achieve this has been one of combining all three science disciplines, publishing in biological, chemical and physics-based journals. We have made major discoveries in understanding the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, pioneering new models and identified potential therapeutic targets. In addition, we have developed novel optical technology that allows the manipulation and imaging of cells. I am currently the Head of the School of Biology. Externally, I am Deputy Director of the SULSA and lead on fundamental Science for the SDRC, and I have sat on many different funding agencies.
- Drug discovery