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Ms Grace Isabella Hallinan BSc

Senior Research Assistant in Cellular Neuroscience

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Grace Hallinan joined the University of Southampton in 2014 to undertake her PhD in neurodegeneration. She is currently focussed on examining the molecular properties of the different axonal subcompartments in Alzheimer’s disease.

Career history:

2017-present: Senior Research Assistant. University of Southampton, UK

Academic qualifications:

2014-2017: PhD in Neuroscience. University of Southampton, UK
2010-2014: BSc (International) in Neuroscience. University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland.





Research interests

My PhD research was focused on elucidating the mechanisms of tau propagation in connected neurons. Using advanced microfluidic devices that enable the development of orientated synaptic junctions between isolated murine hippocampal neurons, I directly assessed propagation of disease-associated tau across individual synapses.

My current research is building on a finding from my PhD, where I discovered a differential susceptibility to tau pathology within the subcompartments of axons in a model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research groups

Institute for Life Sciences, Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG)


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Professional Memberships

Member of the British Neuroscience Association
Member of the Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG)

Ms Grace Isabella Hallinan
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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