Mica is a PhD student funded by Brain Research UK. She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Southampton and then joined the team initially in 2015 as part of her MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at UCL. She graduated top of her class after completing a research project in cognition in motor neurone disease. She then started a PhD investigating PET imaging in FTD with a particular focus on novel tracers that measure inflammation and changes in synaptic and mitochondrial function. Mica was the organizer for the team’s public engagement talks as part of the Pint of Science series in 2018 and 2019. She has also helped to organize the annual FTD UK meeting in 2018 and 2019, and has most recently lectured on FTD for the King’s College London MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry.
- AAIC 2020 (Virtual meeting, August 2020): Imaging synaptic and mitochondrial function in frontotemporal dementia using [11C]UCB-J, [18F]BCPP-EF and [11C]SA4503 PET
- Human Amyloid Imaging 2020 (Miami, January 2020): Imaging synaptic and mitochondrial function in frontotemporal dementia using [11C]UCB-J, [18F]BCPP-EF and [11C]SA4503 PET
- Brain PET 2019 (Yokohama, July 2019): [11C]PBR28 inflammatory PET imaging in frontotemporal dementia
- 11th ICFTD (Sydney, November 2018): CSF synaptic protein concentrations are raised in those with Alzheimer’s disease pathology but not in those with FTD
- DPUK 2018 (London, April 2018): [18F]AV-1451 tau PET imaging in MAPT 10+16 carriers
- Human Amyloid Imaging 2018 (Miami, January 2018): [18F]AV-1451 tau PET imaging in MAPT 10+16 carriers
- International Symposium for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2016 (Dublin, December 2016): The cognitive profile of motor neurone disease
- Early anterior cingulate involvement is seen in presymptomatic MAPT P301L mutation carriers.
- CSF synaptic protein concentrations are raised in those with atypical Alzheimer’s disease but not frontotemporal dementia. Clarke MTM, Brinkmalm A, Foiani M, Woollacott IOC, Heller C, Heslegrave A, Keshavan A, Fox NC, Schott JM, Warren JD, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Jonathan Rohrer JD. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2019;11(1):105.