After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from King’s College London in 2016, Dr Cara Croft joined the University of Florida for her postdoctoral training and Brightfocus Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, where she was also awarded the McKnight Leadership Award in 2020 for contributions to neuroscience research, education and outreach. With a prestigious Race Against Dementia fellowship, she joined the UK DRI at UCL in 2021 as a UK DRI Emerging Leader – sponsored by Prof Bart De Strooper. Dr Croft aims to understand how known risk genes link to the development of signature disease pathologies and neurodegeneration in dementia, and whether these processes can be targeted by new treatments.

Qualifications and history

2012
University of Manchester, UK
MNeuroSci Neuroscience
2016
King's College London, UK
PhD Neuroscience
2018
University of Florida
Brightfocus Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
2021
UK Dementia Research Institute
UK Dementia Research Institute Emerging Leader
2019
UK Dementia Research Institute
Race Against Dementia Fellowship