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Professor of Neurodegeneration, University College London, United Kingdom

Frances Edwards is interested in how synapses work and change in the healthy brain and how they react to each other in both health and diseases, like Alzheimer’s. By understanding synaptic changes, Dr. Edwards’ lab aims to develop new therapies to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease before substantial irreversible damage occurs.  

“Understanding (substantial changes in synaptic transmission at very early stages) is essential to understanding how the healthy network develops and is maintained in terms of general day-to-day function and the laying down and retrieval of memory. It is also these functions which are likely to go wrong in many neurodegenerative diseases.” 

To learn more about the Edwards Lab, click here.