During my undergraduate degree in Human Anatomy, I found the brain and it was my first love!

I became particularly interested in how our brain cells communicate to make us who we are and how we lose these functions in brain diseases.

With support from both the University of Sussex's Neuroscience Centre and the Sussex Genome Damage and Stability Centre, using cell models, my project, has employed a wide range of cell and molecular biology techniques to identify how amyloid beta and Tau may interact to prevent brain cells from functioning in a healthy manner.

These findings recapitulate what happens in the different stages of the disease, indeed confirming the relevance of our findings.

As a scientist, I cannot express how exciting it is to think about a problem in the laboratory, design experiments, and seek and find answers to these problems, in ways that are relevant to finding an end to the tyranny of diseases like Alzheimer's.

As the most common cause of dementia, causing severe emotional, economic and healthcare burden, David Cameron has pledged more support for research into the disease and hopes for a cure by 2025.

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