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Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Michael Smith Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

Co-supervised with Joanna Neill and Jocelyn Glazier


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.


Primer Design Silver Postgraduate Studentship 2018

1st prize for poster presentation, School of Biological Sciences showcase 2018, University of Manchester

1st prize for first year talk, Division of Evolution and Genomic Sciences showcase 2017, University of Manchester

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


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