Rachel Hughes

BSc, MSc, PhD

Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Population Health

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Rachel Hughes
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Rachel Hughes
Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Population Health
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
385a Glossop Road
S10 2HQ

I first joined the University of Sheffield in 2018 when I began my PhD trying to understand the mechanism of action of a novel therapeutic compound in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. I have since undertaken a postdoctoral position in the same lab group, continuing my research into Parkinson's disease therapeutics and their impact on the mitochondria. 


BSc Biomedical Sciences (Newcastle University)

MSc Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research - Neuroscience Pathway (University College London)

PhD Uncovering the Mechanism of Action of a Novel Therapeutic Compound for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (University of Sheffield)

Research interests

Parkinson’s disease therapeutics

Mitochondrial biology relating to neurodegenerative diseases