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Dr Isabel Castanho

Dr Isabel Castanho

Postdoctoral Researcher

 +44 (0) 1392 40 6772

 RILD Building Level 4


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


Isabel is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Complex Disease Epigenetics Group where she is investigating the relevance of (epi)genomic changes in neurogenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. She did her PhD under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Mill and Prof Katie Lunnon, which focused on evaluating functional genomics of rodent models relevant for Alzheimer’s Disease. As a postdoctoral researcher she is continuing the work from her PhD.


BSc, MSc, PhD


Isabel Castanho originally graduated in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, spending part of her final year at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki.

Isabel took a second degree in Applied Biology at the University of Minho. She also completed a Master’s degree in Health Sciences at 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. During her Master's degree she investigated 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. As a PhD student, and now as a Postdoc, Isabel has been investigating the relevance of (epi)genomic changes in neurogenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, with a particular interest in changes ocurring with progression of disease.

For more information check her Linkedin profile here.



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