Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit - lead
Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
Professor Peter St George-Hyslop, is a medical scientist, neurologist and molecular geneticist who is known for his research into neurodegenerative diseases. He has indentified a number of key genes that are responsible for nerve cell degeneration and early –onset forms of Alzheimer’s disease. Since 2007 he has led an Alzheimer's disease research program as Professor of Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and in 2012 became the Director of the NIHR Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit.
Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders - theme lead
Professor Roger Barker
Professor Barker is an Honorary Consultant in Neurology and Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include the clinical aspects of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Huntington’s disease including the study of disease heterogeneity using cognitive testing, functional imaging and genetic biomarkers. Since 2006 he has led a research team based within the Brain Repair Centre in Cambridge and in 2012 became Assistant Director of the NIHR Cambridge Dementia Biomedical Research Unit, he is also theme lead for the Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders research programme.