UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Professor Tammaryn Lashley

Professor Tammaryn Lashley

Professor of Neuroscience

Neurodegenerative Diseases

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Joined UCL
6th Apr 1999

Research summary

I am currently Professor of Neuroscience within the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and Director of Research at the Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (QSBB). My research encompasses the pathological characterisation of post-mortem human brains with neurodegenerative diseases supported with biochemical and molecular biological investigations. My senior fellowship focuses on potential pathogenic mechanisms underlying frontotemporal dementia and whether multiple mechanisms are associated with the different pathological subtypes. My research group also pursues other avenues of research encompassing neurodegenerative diseases including familial and sporadic Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

My research group has expanded over the last few years with successful grant funding. My group now includes fourpost-doctoral scientists (Dr’s Toomey, Frias, Gatt and Buhidma) and PhDstudents. I have also managed four previousresearch technicians, three of whom are now undertaking neuroscience PhD’s. Thefour current post-doctoral researchers are gaining experience supervising MScand summer students. My team meet once a month to manage the in-house projects,collaborative projects and discuss conferences, manuscripts and grantapplications. Two of the post-docs are in the process of submitting their own fellowshipapplications. I am also supporting Dr Bettencourt, a post-doctoral researcherat QSBB, with her fellowship applications. Much of the research within my teamis cross-disciplinary, covering all pathology based work on human post-mortemtissue and highly collaborative with neurologists (Dementia Research Centre), biochemists(Institute of Child Health, Dementia Research Institute (DRI), University ofGothenburg, New York University), cell biologists (Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, University of Munich, University of Zurich).

Teaching summary

I currently lecture on three MSc courses at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (Clinical Neuroscience, Advanced Neuroimaging and MSc Dementia). I am also course convener on MSc Dementia. My ‘Pathology of dementias’ lecture is also given annually at a PhD course alternating between the University of Gothenburg and UCL. I have also recorded lectures for the Biomedical & Life Sciences collection on Molecular Genetics of Human Disease online. 

Departmental Graduate Tutor (Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).


Institute of Neurology
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2006
University of Wales, Swansea
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1995


I undertake research and consultancy work with a variety of funders and clients. If you have a specific enquiry about current research programmes or the services my team and I can provide, please email me at T.Lashley@ucl.ac.uk