HCN - Neurobiology Section

Section Leader: Dr Tim Sargeant

Dr. Sargeant’s current research focuses on the role of the lysosomal network in common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The lysosomal network manages quality control and recycling of machinery within the cell. Clear links now exist between lysosomal dysfunction and late-onset neurodegenerative diseases that cause conditions such as dementia. Research projects within this group investigate how complex genetic heterogeneity within the lysosomal network contributes to late-onset neurodegenerative disease. The long-term goal of this research is to use this information to develop prognostics and therapeutics for dementia.

Tim's full bio can be found here.

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