Staff profile

Marcela Usmari Moraes


Senior Research Technician in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Metabolomics

Subject

Biomedical Science and Human Biology

College

College of Science and Engineering

Department

School of Human Sciences

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre

ORCiD ID

0000-0003-2560-5551

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

M.UsmariMoraes@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Senior Research Technician responsible for the Molecular Biology, Cell Culture and Metabolomics laboratories in the College of Science and Engineering. A Biomedical Science (Hons) graduate at the final stages of a PhD in Biochemistry, I work alongside academics across the college offering research experimental support, as well as conducting my own research in metabolism and neurodegeneration. 

Research interests

My research interest is primarily in understanding how nutrition and metabolic dysregulation can impact neurodegeneration and the development of Alzheimer's disease dementia, with a particular focus on redox changes and protein misfolding. 

Qualifications

International experience

Additional interests and activities

I am a trained Hatha/Vinyasa/Restorative Yoga Teacher with a special interest in mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques. 

Recent publications

*Joint first authorships