Mica Clarke

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mica is a postdoctoral research fellow investigating different ways to track the progression of FTD using brain imaging, with a particular focus on neuroinflammation. She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Southampton and joined the team initially in 2015 as part of her MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at UCL. She graduated top of the MSc cohort after completing a research project on 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 meetings since 2018, and lectures on FTD for both the UCL MSc in Dementia (Neuroscience) and the King’s College London MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry.

  • ISFTD Early and Mid Career Online Symposium (virtual, November 2023): Inflammatory and synaptic PET imaging in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia caused by a repeat expansion in C9orf72 (C9orf72-FTD)
  • FTD-UK 2023 (London, May 2023): Synaptic biomarkers in frontotemporal dementia
  • AAIC 2020 (virtual, August 2020): Imaging synaptic and mitochondrial function in frontotemporal dementia using [11C]UCB-J, [18F]BCPP-EF and [11C]SA4503 PET