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Durham University



Dr James Dachtler, Ph.D

Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 49148
Room number: L12

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I undertook my Ph.D at Cardiff University (2006-2010) with Prof. Kevin Fox and Prof. Mark Good examining how pre- and postsynaptic proteins were important for experience dependent plasticity and learning and memory. I moved to Leeds where I set up a lab to understand how deletions of the neurexin genes associated with autism and schizophrenia altered behaviour and synaptic function. I joined the Department of Psychology At Durham University in 2016 as a Alzheimer's Society Dementia Research Leader. Funders of my research include the Royal Society, Wellcome Trust, British Pharmacological Society and the Alzheimer's Society.

Research Interests

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amygdala function
  • Autism
  • Social behaviour
  • Synaptic plasticity

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