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Prof Selina Wray
Department of Neurodegenerative Disease
1 Wakefield Street
London
WC1N 1PJ
Appointment
  • Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Biography
Selina Wray is an Alzheimer's Research UK Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Selina received her degree in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in 2004, before undertaking PhD training in Dr Diane Hanger’s laboratory at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.  Selina was awarded her PhD in 2008 and subsequently joined the laboratory of Professor John Hardy at UCL Institute of Neurology as an Alzheimer’s Research UK Junior Research Fellow.  

Selina was awarded the 2018 ARUK David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year award and the 2014 Red Magazine Woman of the Year award in the Pioneer category.

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary
The research within Selina's group is focussed on understanding the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).
Appointments
01-OCT-2020 Professor of Molecular Neuroscience Department of Neurodegenerative Disease UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
01-APR-2017 – 31-MAR-2021 Alzheimer's Research UK Senior Research Fellow Department of Neurodegenerative Disease UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
2013 – 2017 Senior Research Associate Department of Molecular Neuroscience UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
APR-2009 – MAR-2012 Alzheimer’s Research UK Junior Research Fellow Department of Molecular Neuroscience UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2008   Doctor of Philosophy King's College London
2004   Master of Science University of Nottingham
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