Lau Hay Wun Dawn 劉㬢媛

  • Scholarship in 2012 at King's College London

Dawn graduated in 2010 from University College London with a BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience, after which she stayed at UCL and was awarded an MSc in Neuroscience in 2011. Her undergraduate thesis involved research into neural tube defects, while her master's thesis focused on proteins involved in frontotemporal dementia.

She completed her PhD at King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience in 2015 under the supervision of Drs Diane Hanger and Wendy Noble. Her PhD research investigated the effects of the tau-fyn interaction in relation to Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of gaining deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in this devastating disease. 

As a postdoctoral research associate in Professor Chris Miller's group at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, King's College London, her research focused on the interactions between cellular organelles in Alzheimer's disease.


Dawn is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the biology team at the Alzheimer’s Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute.