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James Catterson

Mechanisms of synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr James Catterson

Research Fellow

  • 1 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ

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  • 2019 - present: Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2013 - 2019: Research Fellow, University College London.
  • 2009 - 2013: Ph.D. Cardiovascular Biology, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2008 - 2009: MSc, Cardiovascular Biology, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2004 - 2008: BSc, Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh.

 

Research

My research focuses on the mechanisms of synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. I use the power and speed of Drosophila genetics coupled with Array Tomography (AT), a sophisticated imaging technique, to examine why Alzheimer's proteins, such as Tau and Aβ, are so toxic to neurons.

 

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J Catterson