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Natalie Connor-Robson

Career Development Fellow

Research Interests

As part of the Oxford Parkinson’s disease centre my research is based around characterising the earliest pathogenic changes that occur in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and trying to understand how this leads to disease.  I am investigating how these molecular alterations lead to and cause the progression of the disease with the hope that this will allow us to develop a much better understanding of Parkinson’s and eventually new treatments. I am particularly interested in the role of the endocytic pathway.

My work uses genetic models of PD and I focus mainly on the roles of Glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and LRRK2 in the development of PD.  


I studied Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University graduating in 2009 and going on to complete my PhD in 2013 at the same university.  My PhD also concentrated on the mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease with particular interest in a loss of function role for alpha-synuclein.

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