Dr Cara Croft features in Telegraph article highlighting her dementia research
Dr Croft, a senior lecturer in neuroscience, explains how she is trying to make a difference by finding a way to prevent the disease.
She was featured as part of a drive to access more funding for Dementia Research through Race Against Dementia – one of the charities supported by the Telegraph's Christmas 2023 Appeal. The funding is vital in working to understand what causes the disease.
The article explains how Dr Croft's was inspired into the field of neuroscience from seeing patients suffering with Dementia, being told there was no cure, and wanting to find a way to help them.
After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from King’s College London in 2016, Dr Cara Croft joined the University of Florida for her postdoctoral training and Brightfocus Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, where she was also awarded the McKnight Leadership Award in 2020 for contributions to neuroscience research, education and outreach.
With a prestigious Race Against Dementia fellowship, she relocated to the UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London as an Emerging leader in 2021 and joined the Blizard Institute as a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience in September 2023. Cara also remains a Co-Investigator within the UK Dementia Research Institute.
Dr Croft’s research aims to understand the causes and consequences of signature disease pathologies and neurodegeneration in Dementia, and whether these processes can be targeted by new treatments.