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Alison Douglas PhD Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to Hannah Shorrock who has been awarded the Alison Douglas PhD Dissertation Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in 2017/2018.

Prior to delivering this year’s Mary Pickford Lecture Prof Maria Grazia Spillantini had great pleasure in announcing that Hannah Shorrock was the winner of the Alison Douglas Prize for best PhD Dissertation.

Hannah is now a postdoc in the Ranum lab at the University of Florida so was unable to attend the prize giving but conveyed her appreciation from across the Atlantic!

 

Thank you very much for sharing this exciting news with me. I am so very pleased and grateful for the opportunities that undertaking a PhD in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences has given me.

Hannah Shorrock
Hannah Shorrock

 

Hannah completed her PhD in the group of Prof Tom Gillingwater.  Her thesis ‘Understanding the role of UBA1 in the pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy’ focuses on the role of UBA1 in the pathogenesis of SMA.

 

Katherine Bonnycastle (Cousin Lab) won the runner-up prize for her thesis ‘Synaptic Vesicle Recycling in Preclinical Models of Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Epilepsy’.

 

Well done Hannah and Katherine and to all those who entered this year’s competition!