UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL


People at the UK DRI at UCL

Group Leaders & Emerging Leaders

Professor Karen Duff

Centre Director


The molecular causes and consequences of tauopathy in Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal dementia

Team Members

Karen Duff

Dr Tim Bartels

Group Leader


Structure-function relationship in neurodegeneration

Team Members

Tim Bartels

Dr Marc Aurel Busche

Group Leader


Understanding and repairing pathological neural circuits in Alzheimer's disease

Team Members

Marc Aurel Busche

Professor Bart De Strooper

Group Leader


Investigating the cellular reaction to amyloid beta and Tau

Team Members

Bart De Strooper

Professor Nick Fox

Group Leader


From Patient to Bench and Back: Clinical Resources, Accelerating Therapies

Team Members 

Nick Fox

Professor John Hardy

Group Leader


Analysis of neurodegeneration

Team Members

John Hardy

Dr Soyon Hong

Group Leader


Immune mechanisms of synaptic function and pathology

Team Members

Soyon Hong

Professor Adrian Isaacs

Group Leader


Frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease mechanisms

Team Members

Adrian Isaacs

Dr Julija Krupic 

Group Leader


Understanding early changes in neuron-glia circuits in Alzheimer's disease

Team Members

julija krupic

Professor Giampietro Schiavo 

Group Leader


Restoring axonal transport deficits as a therapeutic strategy for neurodegenerative diseases

Team Members

Giampietro Schiavo

Dr Aitana Sogorb-Esteve

Emerging Leader


Exploring the utility of synaptic markers in frontotemporal dementia

Team Members


Professor Sarah Tabrizi

Group Leader


Mechanism of the DNA damage response in Huntington's disease pathogenesis and relevance for therapeutics

Team Members

Sarah Tabrizi

Dr Philip Weston

Emerging Leader


Next-generation imaging biomarkers of cortical microstructure for measuring presymptomatic cortical degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and associations with molecular pathology

Team Members


Dr Frances Wiseman

Group Leader and UK DRI Programme Leader for Animal Models


Mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease development in Down syndrome

Team Members

Frances Wiseman

Professor Henrik Zetterberg

Group Leader


Fluid biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases

Team Members

Henrik Zetterberg

Centre Support Staff

Centre Manager

In recruitment

Acting - Amber Simpson - ukdri-admin@ucl.ac.uk

Centre Administrator

Amber Simpson - ukdri-admin@ucl.ac.uk

Lab Manager

Michael Sheridan - michael.sheridan@ucl.ac.uk

Deputy Lab Managers

Mireia Mato Prado - m.prado@ucl.ac.uk

Kevin Williams - kevin.williams@ucl.ac.uk

Executive Assistant to Centre Director

Samantha Henry - s.henry@ucl.ac.uk

Technician (Animals)

Phillip Muckett - p.muckett@ucl.ac.uk

Senior Reseach Scientist (Microscopy)

Nic Cade - n.cade@ucl.ac.uk

Data Infrastructure Manager

Eugeniu Dinu - e.dinu@ucl.ac.uk

UK DRI Associate Director of Informatics

Amonida Zadissa - a.zadissa@ucl.ac.uk

Single Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics Platform Manager

Daria Gavriouchkina - ukdri.scst@ucl.ac.uk

Single Cell and Spatial Transcriptomics Platform Technician

Modesta Blunskyte - ukdri.scst@ucl.ac.uk

Fluid Biomarker Facility Co-ordinator

Elena Veleva - ukdri.biomarker.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk

Associate Members and Co-Investigators

Associate Members

Kenneth Harris, Professor of Quantative Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL

John O'Keefe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL


Fiona Ducotterd, Chief Scientific Officer, Alzheimer's Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute, Institute of Neurology, UCL

Pietro Fratta, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL

Neil Ranson, Professor of Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds

Jonathan Rohrer, Professor of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, UCL

Benjamin Ryskeldi-Falcon, Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Jonathan Schott, Professor of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, UCL

Selina Wray, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL