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Dr Tessa Young

Research Fellow in the Department of Biosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42143
Room number: CG204

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Tessa Young obtained her PhD in bioinorganic chemistry from the University of Melbourne (2017) working with Prof. Tony Wedd and Dr Zhiguang Xiao. She developed new spectroscopic probes to study copper-binding interactions and employed these to characterise the copper chemistry of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), an important biomolecule in Alzheimer's disease. 

She joined Durham University in 2018 as a Junior Research Fellow (COFUND). Her current research interests include characterisation of cellular metal delivery proteins (metallochaperones) and metal-binding transcriptional regulators. 

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Department of Biosciences

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