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Jennifer Imm

PhD student

 +44 (0) 1392 406764

 RILD Building L3/25 (RILD South)


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


I completed my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath in 2015. Whilst undertaking my degree I found the neuroscience modules, particularly those focusing on neurodegeneration the most interesting. As a consequence of this I undertook a professional placement at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry investigating the role of Mitochondrial dysfunction in the role of Parkinson’s diease under the supervision of Dr Kim Tieu . My final year project looked at the involvement of Cortexin3 in APP processing with Dr Robert Williams.

Outside of research I am a keen walker and can often be found hiking on Dartmoor, and have found letterboxing and geocaching a fun extension of this. 


  • BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry with professional placement


Research interests

I started my PhD in 2015 after completing my degree, and am a part of the Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centre under the supervision of Dr Katie Lunnon, Dr Aaron Jeffries and Dr Talitha Kerrigan. My project aims to investigate the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms on neurons and microglia using inducible pluripotent stem cells.


Tieu. K., and Imm. J., 2014. Mitochondrial Dynamics as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Parkinson’s Disease? Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, vol: 4(1) pp:6-8.

Imm. J., Kerrigan. TL., Jeffries. A., & Lunnon. K. 2017. Using induced pluripotent stem cells to explore genetic and epigenetic variation associated with Alzheimer's disease. Epigenomics, vol 9., pp. 1455-1468

Thei. L., Imm. J., Kaisis. E., Dallas. ML., Kerrigan. TL. 2018. Microglia in Alzheimer's Disease: A Role for Ion Channels. Frontiers in Neuroscience. vol: 12. 


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