School appoints new lecturer

10 May 2018

Dr Mariah Lelos
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The world-leading academic staff at the School of Biosciences are being joined by Dr Mariah Lelos, as she is appointed to her new role as Senior Lecturer.

Dr Mariah Lelos will start her new role on May 1, building a research programme in neurodegeneration and providing exceptional teaching to Cardiff University students.

Mariah’s research aims to investigate the psychological symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease, with a focus on clinical applications and developing novel treatments for the conditions, including cellular and genetic therapies.

Dr Mariah Lelos said: “I am delighted to be appointed to this Senior Lectureship post within this thriving neuroscience research community, where we have access to cutting-edge technologies and world renowned scientists.

“I’m keen to use my expertise in neurodegeneration to drive forward new understanding of the pathology and treatment of Parkinson’s disease – and to bring my enthusiasm into lecturing on the neuroscience and biomedical modules.”

Dr Lelos originally joined Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences as a post-doctoral researcher investigating neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, before being awarded a Fellowship from Parkinson’s UK charity, focusing her work on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Professor Jim Murray, Head of School for Cardiff University School of Biosciences, said: “We are delighted to appoint Mariah into this new senior lectureship position, and her expertise in the field of neurological conditions and the development of potential treatments will further add to the reputation of excellence of our School. She is also a great example of how we seek to nurture and develop our early career Fellows in the School.

“Cardiff University School of Biosciences students benefit from studying under scientists who are undertaking cutting-edge research, helping to shape our students into the next generation of scientists who will go on to solve the world’s biggest problems.

“Mariah is one of five recent academic appointments to our School, all of whom are outstanding women in their fields. She joins a wealth of excellent female academic staff in the School of Biosciences, sharing their expertise to lead excellent research and provide world-leading teaching.”