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Paula Beltran-Lobo
Paula Beltran-Lobo

Paula Beltran-Lobo

Postdoctoral researcher

Biography

I completed my BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Barcelona (2017), after which I moved to the United Kingdom where I pursued an MSc in Translational Neuroscience at Imperial College London (2018). Having become interested in the contribution of neuroinflammation to neurodegenerative diseases, I undertook a PhD to investigate the role of inflammatory signals derived from the purinergic receptor P2X7R in Alzheimer´s disease at King´s College London (Noble and Perez-Nievas labs), which I completed in 2022. I currently hold a postdoc position at Jimenez-Sanchez Lab (KCL) where my research focuses on exploring the non-cell-autonomous role of the astrocyte-secreted small heat-shock protein HSPB1 on neuronal tau pathology.

Paula Beltran-Lobo 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