Professor Selina Wray

Selina Wray is a Professor of Molecular Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Research UK Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

About Selina Wray

Selina Wray is a Professor of Molecular Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Research UK Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. Selina completed her PhD at Kings College London in 2008 before moving to UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology as an Alzheimer's Research UK fellow. Her team is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia through the use of human stem cell models. By generating stem cells from individuals with rare, genetic forms of dementia, Selina's team hopes to understand the very earliest changes that happen in these diseases and identify new therapeutic targets. In addition to her research, Selina is actively involved in a wide range of public engagement activities including patient support groups and collaborative projects with artists to bring awareness of dementia to a wider audience. She also fundraises for the cause, completing the 2019 London Marathon and 2022 Chicago Marathon in support of Alzheimer's Research UK. In recognition of her research and public engagement, Selina was awarded the 2018 ARUK David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year award and the 2014 Red Magazine Woman of the Year award in the Pioneer category.

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