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Miss Naomi Thorne

Miss Naomi Thorne

Research interests

  • Cell biology
  • Mitochondria
  • Neuroscience

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Naomi is a PhD student in the Tumbarello lab where her project combines cell biology and neuroscience to investigate the relationship between alpha-synuclein and mitochondrial quality control. Her research aims to determine the impacts of perturbations in alpha-synuclein on mitochondrial health, through loss- and gain-of-function studies. This will provide information on the connection between the two both in a physiological and pathological context.

Alongside her own research, she is actively involved in training and supervising other PhD students and Masters students in her lab. She is also a demonstrator for an undergraduate module where she assists both in the teaching labs and in marking assignments.