Fulford Junior Research Fellow
I studied medicine at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, including clinical rotations at King’s College London and the University of Zurich, graduating in 2018.
In parallel, I obtained a research MD (summa cum laude) supervised by Prof Paul Lingor using cellular models to study the role of the autophagy-initiating kinase ULK1 in axonal degeneration and regeneration. I then completed the MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and studied my DPhil at the Oxford Motor Neuron Disease Centre in 2019.
- Inhibition of the autophagic protein ULK1 attenuates axonal degeneration in vitro and in vivo, enhances translation, and modulates splicing
Journal article, Vahsen BF. et al, (2020), Cell Death & Differentiation, 27, 2810 – 2827
Journal article. Vahsen BF. et al, (2021), Nature Reviews Neurology
Journal article, Vahsen BF. et al, (2022), Scientific Reports, 12