Dr Juan Varela

Dr Juan Varela


Researcher profile

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Research areas

Juan 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 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 single-molecule imaging to understand and cure neurodegenerative diseases. Visit our lab website for research updates and opportunities: https://neurophotonics.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

PhD supervision

  • Sybille Marchese
  • Anna-Lena Zepernick
  • Julian Butscher
  • Pietro Esposito
  • Chloe O'Rourke
  • Berta Fatas

Selected publications


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