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Keshvi Shah
Keshvi Shah

Keshvi Shah

PhD Student

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Biography

In 2018 I graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Genetics. Following this, I undertook a summer internship at the Blizard Institute in Barts the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. I then pursued a master's degree in Neuroscience at King’s College London. For my master’s thesis, I investigated the Amyloid plaque-associated accumulations of the synaptic vesicle protein CSPalpha in neurodegenerative diseases. Currently, I am a PhD student at King’s College London where my research focuses on the interplay between autophagy and the astrocyte reactive response.

Keshvi Shah research profile

Research

Glial cells and Neurodegeneration
Maria Jimenez-Sanchez Research Group

We investigate the role of molecular chaperones and autophagy in glial cells. Chaperones and autophagy are essential cellular mechanisms to prevent the accumulation of misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. We study how these mechanisms work in astrocytes in the context of neurodegeneration. The group is based in the Maurice Wohl Institute in the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience at King's College London

Research

Glial cells and Neurodegeneration
Maria Jimenez-Sanchez Research Group

We investigate the role of molecular chaperones and autophagy in glial cells. Chaperones and autophagy are essential cellular mechanisms to prevent the accumulation of misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. We study how these mechanisms work in astrocytes in the context of neurodegeneration. The group is based in the Maurice Wohl Institute in the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience at King's College London