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Dr Jonathan Rohrer
Dementia Research Centre
Queen Square
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  • Principal Clinica; Research Associate
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I completed my initial degree at the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences (Experimental Psychology) and then went on to study Medicine at the University of Oxford (preclinical) and University College London (clinical) qualifying in 2001. I subsequently went on to train in general medicine completing the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians exam in 2004. Following this I trained in Neurology at the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery completing training in August 2014. I am now an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Principal Research Fellow at the UCL Institute of Neurology.

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Research Summary

My research has focused on biomarkers of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), particularly in relation to their underlying genetic causes. Research in the field of FTD has led to the publication of over 200 Pubmed-referenced papers and I speak regularly at national and international conferences about the work. Since 2011 I have co-ordinated the Genetic FTD Initiative, GENFI, a multicentre cohort study of presymptomatic genetic FTD (www.genfi.org). Since 2018 I have been co-lead for the worldwide FTD Prevention Initiative (www.thefpi.org). I have also set up FTD UK (www.ftduk.org), an annual scientific meeting of UK researchers who work in the FTD field (running since 2011), and run a website dedicated to providing research updates to the general public about FTD: FTD talk (www.ftdtalk.org).

Teaching Summary

I currently supervise 6 PhD students (5 primary, 1 secondary) and 1 Clinical Neuroscience MSc student. I am a module lead and sit on the course committee for the  UCL Dementia MSc (Neuroscience).

Academic Background
2010   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2004   Member of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
2001   Master of Arts University of Cambridge
2000   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University of London
1996   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University of Cambridge
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