Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Advanced Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 2241johanna.jackson Website




Building E - Sir Michael UrenWhite City Campus





I am currently leading the Multi-’omics Atlas Project (MAP) at the Dementia Research Institute based at Imperial  This is a project to establish a comprehensive multi-'omic atlas characterising the pathology of human Alzheimer's Disease.  Read more at

I am also the Athena Swan lead for the Department of Brain Sciences.  

My background is in synapse biology and in vivo two-photon imaging of synapse changes and other cellular processes.  

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Canty A, Jackson J, Huang L, et al., 2020, In vivo imaging of injured cortical axons reveals a rapid onset form of Wallerian degeneration, BMC Biology, ISSN:1741-7007

Stephen T, Tamagnin F, Piegsa J, et al., 2019, Imbalance in the response of pre- and post-synaptic components to amyloidopathy, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322

Jackson J, Jambrina E, Li J, et al., 2019, Targeting the Synapse in Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Vol:13

Jackson JS, Witton J, Johnson JD, et al., 2017, Altered synapse stability in the early stages of tauopathy, Cell Reports, Vol:18, ISSN:2211-1247, Pages:3063-3068

Canty AJ, Huang L, Jackson J, et al., 2013, In-vivo single neuron axotomy triggers axon regeneration to restore synaptic density in specific cortical circuits, Nature Communications

Canty, Teles-Grilo Ruivo, Nesarajah, et al., 2013, Synaptic elimination and protection after minimal injury depend on cell type and their pre-lesion structural dynamics in the adult cerebral cortex., Journal of Neuroscience

Wood JC, Jackson JS, Jakubs K, et al., 2011, Functional integration of new hippocampal neurons following insults to the adult brain is determined by characteristics of pathological environment, Experimental Neurology, Vol:229, ISSN:0014-4886, Pages:484-493

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