"Dementia is one of the biggest problems our world faces and I am excited to be working towards defeating it with the backing of the UK DRI." Cara Croft
UK DRI Emerging Leader
After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from King’s College London in 2016, Dr Cara Croft joined the University of Florida for her postdoctoral training and Brightfocus Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, where she was also awarded the McKnight Leadership Award in 2020 for contributions to neuroscience research, education and outreach. With a prestigious Race Against Dementia fellowship, she joined the UK DRI at UCL in 2021 as a UK DRI Emerging Leader – sponsored by Prof Bart De Strooper. Dr Croft aims to understand how known risk genes link to the development of signature disease pathologies and neurodegeneration in dementia, and whether these processes can be targeted by new treatments.
1. Lab website
2. Team members
Lyla Rowe (Research Assistant)