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Dr Tammaryn Lashley


Tammaryn Lashley, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tammaryn Lashley
Obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from University College Swansea and she subsequently took up a research position at the National Institute of Medical Research (MRC, Mill Hill), focusing on spinal cord regeneration under Dr Geoff Raisman. She then moved to the Institute of Neurology working under the supervision of Professor Tamas Revesz, initially studying progressive supranuclear palsy and the different tau isoforms. The focus of her work shifted towards two hereditary neurodegenerative diseases familial British dementia (FBD) and familial Danish dementia (FDD). She completed her PhD in 2006 investigating the pathology of FBD and FDD providing detailed information about amyloid formation in the brain in these rare conditions which have similar neuropathological features to those of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) thus providing a model of AD. She is currently focusing on frontotemporal dementias (FTLD) currently funded by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. This is a large study re-diagnosing archival cases with the new classifications set out by the FTLD working group. Comparing the pathology with detailed clinical histories will hopefully make a more accurate diagnosis in life for future patients.  
Tel:   +44-20-7679 4023 (Internal: 24023)
Fax:   +44-20-7278 4993
Email: t.lashley[at]ucl.ac.uk
 

Funded by the Alzheimer's Research UK

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