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

About Me

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

Research Interests 

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

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