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Doctor Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • How brain development and function are affected by external factors such as maternal diet
  • In vitro stem cells modelling of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases' molecular and cellular pathology

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


As a neuroscientist and stem cell biologist, I am a Associate Professor in Stem Cells and Neurobiology, Principal Investigator, linking my basic research to industry and clinical needs, as well as integrated PhD programme lead, MRC DTP deputy lead and Doctoral Programme Lead.

Having graduated in Biology from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, I completed my PhD in Neurosciences at the University of Paris VI, France, working on intracellular signalling pathways during neuronal apoptosis I then moved on as postdoctoral fellow in Professor Derek van der Kooy’s team in Toronto, Canada, working on neural stem cells during development, in the adult brain and in different pathological conditions, before joining Southampton.