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Miss Kirsten L.N.J. Williamson MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Kirsten is a Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

2016-2020: Integrated Masters of Biomedical Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

Research interests

Tau is a microtubule associated protein that is involved in the progression of many neurodegenerative diseases called Tauopathies, for example Alzheimer’s Disease. I am interested in understanding how ATF3, a protein involved in regulating transcription in response to cell stress that is thought to protect brain cells, may modulate the neurodegeneration associated with Tau. To investigate this I will use cell models of Tauopathies and biochemical techniques to elucidate the role of ATF3 in neurodegeneration.

Research project: Investigating the role of tauopathy-induced activating transcription factor 3: a transcriptional hub to modulate neurodegeneration.


Dr. Katrin Deinhardt
Prof. Vincent O’Connor

Funding Agency: Alzheimer’s Society

Research group


Research project(s)

Stress-induced transcriptional responses and their role in neurodegeneration

Miss Kirsten L.N.J. Williamson
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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