Elisabet Jakova (PhD candidate)

I am currently studying the role of adenosine signalling and alpha-synuclein misfolding based on a chronic injection rat model that mimics Parkinsonian syndrome.  I am also testing several novel dimer drugs that bind to alpha-synuclein and prevent its misfolding in vitro, and am currently characterizing the possible neuroprotective efficacy of these compounds in our novel animal model of Parkinson’s disease.




Michael Zaki (PhD Candidate)

I am an MSc student investigating the role of A1 and A2A receptor and AMPA receptor signalling in neurodegenerative disease, especially stroke.  I am also studying the efficacy of clinically approved drug perampanel in an animal stroke model.