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Dr Paul Weightman Potter BSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 01392 408213

 RILD Building Level 4


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


I am a postdoctoral research associate working at Dr Craig Beall's lab. My research interests include brain energy metabolism and the interplay between glia and neurons in physiological and pathological states, particularly in type 1 diabetes. My current projects investigates the role of altered astrocytic metabolism on glutamate handling in the context of recurrent hypoglycaemia. I previously completed my PhD under Dr Craig Beall's supervision in 2019, working on the impact of glucose variation on human astrocytes.

Previously, 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).


  • 2019: PhD in Medical Studies - "The Impact of Glucose Variation on Human Astrocytes"
  • 2015: 1st class BSc (Hons) Biology with professional placement



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