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Jack Reddaway

Mr Jack Reddaway

Research Associate

School of Biosciences

Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX


I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the labs of Dr. Timothy Wells and Dr. Sean Wyatt, studying the impact of Snord116 deletion in neuronal development. Snord116 is a non-coding RNA not expressed by individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome, a disorder characterised by hyperphagia and mild cognitive impairment.

I have expertise in high-throughput cellular imaging, 3D neuron/glia reconstruction and automated morphometric analysis which I have put to good use throughout my PhD and subsequent post-doctoral research.

My research interests focus upon the role microglia play in modifying both neuronal architecture and activity. Understanding the complex relationship between microglia and neurons is of particular importance given that dysfunctional microglia-neuronal interactions are implicated in the aetiology of many neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.






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Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

PhD (Medicine)                                                                                                                  2017 - 2021

Project title: The role of the complement system in associative leaning and risk for schizophrenia

Univeristy of Bath, Bath, UK

BSc Honors in Biochemistry                                                                                              2012 – 2016


School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK 

Post-doctoral research associate                                                                                       2021 – present

Project investigating the impact of Prader-Willi syndrome associated gene non-coding RNA Snord116 deletion upon cortical and hippocampal neuronal development.

Embark Biotech, Copenhagen Denmark

Visiting researcher                                                                                                            2022 - 2022

Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK 

Phd                                                                                                                                     2017 – 2021

Project investigating immune activation following the retrieval or extinction of contextual fear memories. Developed a novel platform to assess the morphology of >10,000 microglia and predict activation status of said microglia using machine learning.

Translational Neurotrauma, Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

University of Bath Placement Student                                                                                 2014 - 2015

Honours and awards

2022 Grant Project, Embark Biotech

2022 Travel Award, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

2022 Project Grant, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

2021 Research Wales Innovation Grant, Welsh Government

2019 Travel Award, Hycult Biotech

2018 Travel Award, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories