"Dementia is one of the most significant health and social challenges of the 21st century. I am delighted to support the UK DRI community in their work to better understand, prevent and cure dementia. " Ana Antunes-Martins
UK DRI Science Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: Analysis and reporting of UK DRI outputs, horizon scanning activities informing strategic development of the institute, organisation of scientific workshops and other scientific events, and development of tailored training initiatives for the UK DRI community.
Ana joined UK DRI in July 2022 as a Science Manager in the Scientific Affairs team. Before this, she worked in several research management roles, including at the UCL Institute of Mental Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Medical Research Council.
She has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Porto in Portugal. She undertook a PhD in Neuroscience at UCL focused on the molecular mechanisms of hippocampal memory in the mouse, followed by post-doctoral work on the molecular and cellular biology of human brain tumours (UCL and the University of Warwick) and transcriptional analysis of human and rodent models of pain (King’s College London).
Outside work, Ana enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.