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Miss Sarah Cook 

MSc Neuroscience student

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Sarah Cook is an MSc Neuroscience student within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2016 with a first class honours in BSc Biomedical Science.

My undergraduate dissertation investigated the interaction between microglial cells and oligodendrocyte precursor cells in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease. This involved immunohistochemistry of coronal brain slices to quantify these cell types in a number of locations within the brain and conducting a statistical analysis to identify significance.

Research interests

I have not yet conducted research other than my undergraduate dissertation. However, in the third semester of this academic year I will be undertaking an in-depth research project in the subject area of neuroscience, specifically neurodegeneration.

I chose MSc Neuroscience because the brain and its systems was a major interest of mine during my undergraduate course. I wanted to be taught more in depth and be more involved in the research of this subject. Applying to this masters’ course has allowed me to do just that and will continue to do so for the remainder of my time here and beyond.

I will continue to develop and improve my research and investigation skills over this masters’ course, which I hope will prepare me for a PhD or research position within the neuroscience field. I am particularly interested in neurodegeneration and ways in which we can prevent or potentially reverse effects of diseases of the brain.

Research group


Miss Sarah Cook
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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