Project Title: Investigation of stress-induced senescence associated with aging and neurodegeneration.
Supervisor: Dr Raffaella Nativio, Professor Jesus Gil
Location: Level 7, Sir Michael Uren Hub, White City Campus
I am a PhD student in the Nativio lab at the UK dementia research institute at Imperial investigating stress-induced senescence associated with aging and neurodegeneration. Before starting my PhD, I completed a BSc in Biomedical Science at Queen Mary University of London where I focused on genetics and molecular biology with a project on cellular senescence in Chron’s Disease. I then went on to do a MRes in Experimental Neuroscience at Imperial College London where I undertook three projects focusing on neurodegeneration in three different areas of neuroscience including neuroimaging at Imperial, molecular biology at UKDRI and bioinformatics at UCL. Furthermore, I have worked as a nursing assistant with patients with age-related neurodegenerative disorders ever since starting my studies in medical science which have been a key driver for pursuing a master in neuroscience and now a PhD focusing on aging and neurodegeneration.
- 2022-present: PhD Clinical Medical Research, Imperial College London
- 2021-2022: MRes Experimental Neuroscience, Imperial College London (External projects at UKDRI and UCL)
- 2018-2021: BSc Biomedical Science, Queen Mary University of London
Aging is the top risk factor for neurodegeneration, however the mechanisms of how aging predisposes or drives neurodegeneration is not yet known. I am interested in understanding how the interplay of genetic and environmental factors contribute to epigenetic regulation in aging and neurodegeneration. Within this topic, my current research uses stress-induced senescence as a model to investigate epigenetic pathways in brain cells across multiple types of stresses in aging and neurodegeneration.
Presentations and Conferences
Poster at ASAP Celebration of Scientific Achievement (COSA) 2022