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Jack Reddaway

Jack Reddaway

Research Associate

School of Medicine

Overview

I am currently a senior post-doctoral researcher in lab of Professor Paul Morgan and Dr Wioleta Zelek, research novel therapeutic avenues for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

I have expertise in high-throughput cellular imaging, cellular reconstruction and rodent cognitive assessment 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 neuronal function and cognitive. 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.

Publication

2023

2022

2020

2018

Articles

Book sections

Thesis

Biography

EDUCATION

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

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK 

Senior post-doctoral research associate                                                                            2024 – present

Project investigating developing and testing novel therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease 

School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK 

Post-doctoral research associate                                                                                       2021 – 2024

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

2023 Travel Award, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

2023 Travel Award, Guarantors of Brain

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