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Harry Potter

Harry Potter
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Michael Smith Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PT

Co-supervised with Joanna Neill and Jocelyn Glazier

Biography

For my undergraduate degree, I studied Neuroscience at Cardiff University and graduated in 2016. My PhD research project, funded by the BBSRC, aims to investigate how activation of the maternal immune system during pregnancy affects the neurological development of offspring in later life. Maternal immune activation has been shown to be an environmental risk factor for schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. This multi-disciplinary project will combine studies of placental physiology, mother-offspring social interactions, and offspring brain development and function to establish the mechanism by which this contributes to neuropathology.

Awards

2017 Biochemical Society Science Communication Competition, first prize for written entry
2016-2020 President’s Doctoral Scholar Award, The University of Manchester
BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience Early Career Bursary

Publications

Isles, A. R. ... Potter, H. et al. (2016). Parental origin of interstitial duplications at 15q11.2-q13.3 in schizophrenia and neurodevelopmental disorders. PLoS Genetics 12(5): e1005993