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Professor Giovanna Mallucci FMedSci

Job Title
Van Geest Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Department
Clinical Neurosciences
Institution
University of Cambridge
Year elected
2017

Interests

Specialities

molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and of synaptic repair and regeneration; translation from pre-clinical to clinical studies

Section committee elected by

Neuroscience (including neurology and neurosurgery), physiology, pharmacological sciences

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Giovanna Mallucci is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. She is an internationally acclaimed leader in the field of neurodegeneration, renowned for her pioneering, paradigm-shifting research on pathogenic mechanisms of protein-misfolding diseases and for her translational vision for new therapeutic strategies. She has made fundamental contributions to the rapidly growing field of protein-misfolding disorders and modulation of proteostasis. Her innovative approach is evidenced by her discovery, using the paradigm of structural synaptic plasticity in hibernation, of a new family of proteins, which can be manipulated for neuroprotection. The translational potential of Professor Mallucci’s work for treatment of dementia makes her one of the outstanding contributors to medical science worldwide.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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