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Giovanna Mallucci

Centre Director of the UK DRI at the University of Cambridge.

Giovanna Mallucci is Centre Director of the UK DRI at the University of Cambridge, where she is the van Geest Professor of Clinical Neurosciences. Her pioneering, paradigm-shifting work on common pathogenic mechanisms in neurodegeneration has been instrumental in changing our approach to understanding and treating dementia.  Her discoveries around the role of the unfolded protein response (UPR) and its pharmacological manipulation in these disorders were hailed as a “turning point in search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer’s”. More recently, her lab has pursued the understanding of mechanisms of synapse regeneration to prevent neurodegeneration, which is the focus of her UK DRI research programme.  She is an ERC Consolidator Fellow and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. A practicing neurologist specialising in dementia, she bridges the lab and clinic and has established a new Translational Research Unit within the UK DRI at Cambridge to accelerate translation of basic research findings into patients.

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See also: Academia University of Cambridge - Collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Giovanna Mallucci News

Cold water swimming might help develop a new dementia therapy

BBC - 19-Oct-2020

Triggers an increase in the same protein used by hibernating animals


Experts excited by brain wonder-drug

BBC - 20-Apr-2017

Drug may stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. ...