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University of Exeter Medical School

 Christiana Lekka

Christiana Lekka

PhD Student

 RILD Building 


University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK


Christiana’s educational background lies within medical biochemistry, cell signalling and bioinformatics, while her research focuses on the investigation of the role of tau, the microtubule-associated protein, tau, in pancreatic beta cells.


  • 2018 - MSc Advanced Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics), University of Liverpool
  • 2017 - BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Bradford

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Research projects

Current Projects:

  • PhD project: ‘Does hyperphosphorylation of the microtubule-interacting protein, tau, cause beta cell dysfunction?, supervised by Dr. Richardson and Prof. Morgan.

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Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Noel Morgan
  • Sarah Richardson

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