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Diane Hanger
Diane Hanger

Professor Diane Hanger PhD

Professor of Neuroscience

Research interests

  • Neuroscience


Research in my lab is focused on the two following areas:

  • Tau: a protein involved in the development of pathology in Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and related disorders. Our recent work is focusing on how abnormal formations of tau at sites involved in neural connectivity compromises the normal function of nerve cells.
  • Alpha-synuclein: a protein present in Lewy bodies in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy and related disorders. We are investigating the pathological role of alpha-synuclein in these disorders.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

Find out more about my research:

Key Collaborators:

  • Dr Wendy Noble, King's College London
  • Dr Francesco Tamagnini, University of Reading