Alba Abad

Press Department

 I hold a degree in Biology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2008 I got my PhD in Neuroscience at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona. During my PhD I studied the role of Neuronal Pentraxin 1, a protein known to be involved in apoptotic cell death, in Alzheimer’s disease. In 2011 I moved to Edinburgh to do my Post Doc and I am currently working in a Structural Biology lab interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of accurate cell division by structurally and biochemically characterizing key regulators of mitosis. I became a member of SRUK in April 2015 and joined the Press Department at the end of 2015. I have always been interested in Science Communication so I am also a member of the Press Gang of the School of Biological Sciences (University of Edinburgh), which aims to bridge the gap between the researchers in the School and the media and general public.