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Eleftheria Kodosaki

Research associate in neuroimmunology, Cardiff University

BSc (hons/1st) in Biology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), MSc in cognitive neuroscience (Aston University, UK), and PhD in neuroimmunology (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK).

Interested in the biology of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, and especially in how certain factors can push an inflamed brain towards neurodegeneration. The focus during my PhD was on how different brain cell types contribute to neuroinflammation, and how they respond to it; I also examined how certain compounds can alter such a response towards a lower inflammatory response. Moreover, I came up with and developed a model for studying the brain's immune cells, the microglia, outside of the brain.
Currently, I am investigating the changes of certain biomarkers which are observed in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Covid-19.

Experience

  • 2015–2019
    PhD candidate/Academic Associate , Cardiff metropolitan University