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Paul Weightman Potter

PhD student

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I completed my undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Bath where I also had a professional placement year at the Peninsula Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry. Here I worked under Dr. Oleg Anichtchik focussing on an in vitro model of alpha-synuclein’s interactions with tau protein to model aspects of neurodegeneration. I returned to the University of Bath and graduated in 2015 with a 1st class BSc (Hons).


  • 2015: 1st class BSc (Hons) Biology with professional placement


Research interests

Since September 2015 I have been a PhD student in Dr Craig Beall’s research group, co-supervised by Prof Andrew Randall. My PhD project focusses on the impact of glucose variability on neural signalling in human brain cells and how that relates to dementia risk. I am fortunate enough to receive funding from the Mary Kinross Charitable Trust.

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