Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

Senior Group Leader - Assistant Research Director

Group Leader Sonia Gandhi has expertise in the process of protein misfolding, in which smaller proteins, monomers, joining together to form larger proteins, oligomers, and how this process may drive organellar dysfunction and cell toxicity in neurodegeneration.

Sonia obtained a BA in Neuroscience at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, in 1996, and completed her degree in Medicine at New College, University of Oxford, in 1999. She trained in postgraduate medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Whittington Hospital. Sonia was awarded a Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellowship to complete a PhD in Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Neurology in 2004. In 2007, she trained as a Specialist registrar in Neurology, and took up an NIHR Lectureship in Neurology at Imperial College in 2009. In 2012 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship, and established her laboratory at the UCL Institute of Neurology in October 2013. She was awarded a laboratory secondment to the Francis Crick Institute in 2016. 

Qualifications and history

University College London, Institute of Neurology
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow
Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust
Neurology Specialist Registrar
Imperial College London, London, UK
NIHR Clinical lecturer Neurology
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) Queen Square, UK
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
University College London, Institute of Neurology
Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow
Francis Crick Institute
Group Leader, Secondment
University College, London, UK
MRC Senior Clinical Fellow


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