Dr Fiona Benson

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests focus on (i) Understanding the fundamental mechanisms associated with toxicity of aggregated proteins in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neurone Disease. Current research is focused on TDP43, FUS, alpha-synuclein and beta-synuclein (ii) Characterising the proteins and mechanisms involved in the recombination of homologous DNA molecules and (iii) Exploiting the use of monoclonal antibodies generated against recombinant human proteins to localise trypanosome proteins.