Benjamin obtained his BSc from University College London. He completed his PhD with Michel Goedert at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, where he focussed on developing cell and tissue models to study prion-like properties of assembled tau protein. During his postdoc with Michel Goedert and Sjors Scheres, he used cryo-EM to determine the structures of assembled tau from human brain. Continuing at the LMB, he established his own lab in October 2019. Benjamin was awarded the Lilian Clarke Prize by University College London, the Brenner Prize by the MRC LMB, and the Rising Star Award by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
“I like science for its dynamism and unlimited potential. I like the cycle of asking questions and looking for answers to update or refute our understanding, inevitably paving the way to new questions and new areas to explore.”
Diana obtained her MSci in Biomedicine from the University of Lancaster, where she worked with David Allsop on peptide-based inhibition of β-amyloid aggregation. She completed her PhD with Chris Linington and Julia Edgar at the University of Glasgow, with a focus on the role of microglia in multiple sclerosis. During this time, she also undertook an industrial placement at AstraZeneca Neuroscience. She joined the lab on the MRC Post-Doctoral Training Scheme in January 2020.
“I am deeply fascinated by the complex architecture of living cells. Science allows me to explore the unknown, see what no one saw before to understand a biological process.”
Tiana obtained her BSc from Heidelberg University. She completed her MSc in Molecular Biology with Stefan Jakobs at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, where she worked on Bax-mediated apoptosis using correlative light-electron microscopy. She joined the lab as a PhD student in November 2019.