For this month’s infographic, Federica Raguseo is sharing information on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Federica is in her third year of PhD at Imperial College London. Her work focuses on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), the two most common types of dementia in people above 65. Both diseases are characterized by the presence of pathological aggregates that affect neurological functions. Her aim is to understand the mechanism of formation of such aggregates, hopefully aiding in the development of a new drug target! Outside the lab, she loves being involved in science communication projects with younger audiences and drawing science related content for the media.