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Dr Juan Varela

Dr Juan Varela

Research Fellow

Researcher profile

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Research areas

Juan Varela studied physics in Uruguay and did his PhD in Ireland at the Centre for Bio-Nano Interactions, University College Dublin. He subsequently did a postdoc at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neurosciences in Bordeaux (France), and a second postdoc in neurodegeneration at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge (UK). Juan has recently established his research group at the University of St Andrews funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant. His main research interests are the use of nanotechnology and high resolution microscopy to understand and cure neurodegenerative diseases. Visit our lab website for research updates and opportunities:

PhD supervision

  • Sybille Marchese
  • Anna-Lena Zepernick

Selected publications


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