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This 4-year full-time studentship forms one of our PhD opportunities within the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) scheme. Funding provides full support for tuition fees, annual tax-free stipend at Research Council UK rates (currently £13, 863) and conference/travel allowance. The project is open to UK/EU nationals only due to the nature of the funding.
Please direct applications in the following format to the principal Supervisor:
Contact details for two referees
A personal statement (750 words maximum) outlining your suitability for the study, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date.
Knight E.M., Martins I.V., Gumusgoz S., Allan S.M., Lawrence C.B. (2014) High-fat diet-induced memory impairment in 3xTgAD mice is independent of changes in amyloid and tau pathology. Neurobiology of aging 35(8):1821-32
Murray KN, Girard S, Holmes EM, Parkes LM, Williams SR, Parry-Jones AR, Allan SM (2014) Systemic inflammation impairs tissue reperfusion through endothelin-dependent mechanisms in cerebral ischemia. Stroke Sep 16. pii: STROKEAHA.114.006613. [Epub ahead of print]
Denes A, Pradillo JM, Drake C, Sharp A, Warn P, Murray KN, Rohit B, Dockrell D, Chamberlain J, Casbolt H, Francis S, Nieswandt, B, Rothwell NJ, Allan SM (2014) Streptococcus pneumoniae infection drives atherogenesis and augments cerebrovascular pathologies in ischaemia via IL-1 and platelets. Ann Neurol 75:670-83.
Lawrence CB, Brough D and Knight EM (2012) Obese mice exhibit an altered behavioural and inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide. Disease, Models & Mechanisms 5 (5):649-59.
Pradillo JM, Denes A, Greenhalgh AD, Boutin H, Drake C, McColl BW, Barton E, Proctor SD, Russell JC, Rothwell NJ, Allan SM (2012) Delayed administration of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist reduces ischemic brain damage and inflammation in comorbid rats. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 32:1810-9.