Eboni Bucknor

In 2017, I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Biological Sciences, with honours in Molecular Genetics. My primary interest is studying the molecular mechanisms underpinning human disease, leading me to join the Molecular Neurobiology working under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Oliver.

My project focuses on trying to understand the underlying neuropathological mechanisms of disease onset when mutations occur in members of the TLDc protein family, a group of proteins suggested to play a role in the neuronal cell response to oxidative stress. Using a combination of cellular and mouse models, I aim to characterise the links between TLDc protein disruption in the nervous system and neuronal cell death.

Outside of the lab, I love being involved in college activities and one my favourite hobbies is dancing, particularly salsa and bachata. Additionally, I enjoy raising mental health awareness and support as a medical sciences division and college peer supporter, as well as a registered OU Coffee Ambassador (University-wide support).