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Dr Natalie Courtney

My research interest is in the mechanisms that are involved in the degeneration of neurons that occurs in neurodegenerative diseases.

 

Dr Natalie Courtney

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Smillie Group

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9XD

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Personal profile

  • 2019 – present: Post-doctoral research fellow, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • 2015 – 2019: PhD in Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh

  • 2014 – 2015: MSc by Research in Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh

  • 2010 – 2014: BSc (Hons) in Anatomy, University of Glasgow

Research

My research interest is in the mechanisms that are involved in the degeneration of neurons that occurs in neurodegenerative diseases. Currently I am investigating presynaptic dysfunction, specifically in synaptic vesicle recycling, in Huntington’s Disease. Previously my research has looked to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in motor neuron degeneration in Spinal Muscular Atrophy, in addition to the compensatory mechanisms that occur in response to this degeneration.

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