Research concerning the identification of the key mechanisms that preserve healthy brain function and those that contribute to neurodegeneration. Exploration of how factors such as age, reproduction, genetics, stress and immune function exert influences on the nervous system in health and disease.

Image: CC-BY Detail from Figure 7 of Donaldson et al. (2017) based on data from Donaldson, David S; Sehgal, Anuj; Rios, Daniel; Williams, Ifor R; Mabbott, Neil A. (2016). "Increased Abundance of M cells in the Gut Epithelium Dramatically Enhances Oral Prion Disease Susceptibility", [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. The Roslin Institute.

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