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Fond Farewell to Group Member Claire Durrant

Claire Durrant joined the Coleman lab in 2012 (as Claire Harwell) as a summer student and returned in 2013 for a PhD where she developed an organotypic hippocampal slice culture model of Alzheimer’s disease. After completing her PhD in 2016, and her wedding to Simon, Claire expanded on this work as a postdoc, focussing on the causes and consequences of synapse damage, and ways to prevent it, in Alzheimer’s disease. In 2019 Claire was a awarded a highly prestigious Race Against Dementia ARUK fellowship to work with the group of Tara Spires-Jones the University of Edinburgh. Thanks for all your input to the Coleman lab, Claire, and we hope you have many more successes in the future!


The Coleman Laboratory does world-leading research into mechanisms of axon and synapse loss, looking for ways to alleviate axonal diseases. Our priorities are high quality science, valuing and training people, and disseminating knowledge to scientists and the public.

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