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Jenny Imm

Postdoctoral Researcher

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 RILD Building L3/25 (RILD South)

 

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

Overview

Jenny completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath in 2015. She has since completed her PhD at the University of Exeter as a part of the Complex Disease Epigenomics Group under the supervision of Prof Katie Lunnon and Dr Talitha Kerrigan. During this time she investigated the use of induced pluripotent stem cells to model the epigenetic changes occurring throughout ageing and in Alzheimer's disease. She is now a postdoc within the epigenomics group and is investigating the epigenomic changes occuring in Parkison's disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. 

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry with professional placement at the University of Bath (2011-2015)

PhD in Medical Studies at the University of Exeter (2015-2020)

 

Career

Jenny graduated from the University of Bath in 2015 with a degree in Biochemistry. During this degree she undertook a professional training year at the University of Plymouth investigating the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Also during her undergraduate she completed a research project  looking at the interactions between APP and Cortexin3 in the context of Alzheimer's disease.

After completing her degree Jenny started her PhD at the University of Exeter as a part of the Alzhiemer's Society Doctoral Training Centre which led by Prof Andrew Randall. She has recently begun a postdoctoral position where she is continuing the work from her PhD alongside investigating he epigenomic changes occuring in Parkinson's disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

Research

Research interests

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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2020

Imm J (2020). Exploring the Epigenome of Neurons and Glia in Vitro to Determine their Utility as a Model for Alzheimer's Disease.  Abstract.  Full text.

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