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Isabel is a PhD student in the Complex Disease Epigenetics Group under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Mill and Dr Katie Lunnon. Her PhD focuses on evaluating functional genomics of rodent models relevant for Alzheimer’s Disease and integrate these findings with human data generated in the group, in order to understand the relevance of (epi)genomic changes in human dementia.
Isabel Castanho originally graduated in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences in the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, spending part of her final year in the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki.
Isabel took a second degree in Applied Biology in the University of Minho. She also completed a Master’s degree in Health Sciences in the same university, having developed her thesis in the Neuroscience Research Domain of the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute under supervision of Dr Tiago Gil Oliveira, with a particular interest on the role of lipid signalling pathways in hippocampus functioning.
In 2016 Isabel enrolled in the University of Exeter as a PhD student of the Exeter Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) from the Alzheimer's Society, led by Prof Andrew Randall.
For more information check her Linkedin profile here.