Dr. Diego Peretti

Career Development Fellow

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MRC Toxicology Unit
Hodgkin Building
PO Box 138
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road, Leicester

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5597

Research Interests

Synaptic repair processes in neurodegeneration

My project is focused on defining repair mechanisms in synaptic plasticity and how these are affected in neurodegeneration. I have found impairment in the capacity of synapses to reassembled in various models of neurodegenerative disease under specific stress conditions, long before degenerative changes or cognitive symptoms occur. I am characterizing the pathways involved in this process, using biochemical and imaging techniques, high throughput screening approaches and phosphoproteomics, as well as behavioural readouts.

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