Immune Cells

These are cells which protect the body from infections and toxic chemicals by breaking them down into smaller less harmful parts and removing them from the body. The brain has its own special types of cells called microglia whereas the rest of the body has different immune cells. Damage to these cells means the body is at a greater risk of infection.

I work as a Research Officer within the MND Association to co-ordinate the International Symposium. I graduated with a Masters Degree in Neuroscience from Cardiff University in 2023. I have previously held several event organising positions and I have supported the awareness of Fragile X syndrome within the UK. My role within the association entails the organisation of the symposium and communicating the latest updates of MND research across our social media platforms.