We’re excited to announce University of Durham Postgraduate, David Chisolm, has joined our ever-growing team at the Wilton Centre.

Having recently completed his Biological Chemistry PhD at Durham University, David has spent the last four years studying synthetic retinoids – and we’re proud to say we sponsored his postgraduate research, which was undertaken with Ph.D. supervisor Professor Andrew Whiting from Durham University’s School of Chemistry.
David will be continuing his research into synthetic retinoids and their potential uses for treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s from his new base at the Wilton Centre, while still working alongside Professor Andrew Whiting and the University of Aberdeen team.

His post-doctoral research is being co-funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and High Force Research.
Commenting on his new role, David said: “Having the opportunity to continue my postgraduate research thanks to the joint funding from the BBSRC and High Force Research is really exciting – and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at the Wilton Centre. It’s a privilege to be part of a research project that could have such a profound impact on how we treat neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.”

HFR Research Leader, Dr Neil Sim said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming David to the Wilton Centre. Whilst David will be focusing on the synthetic retinoid research project with Durham University and the University of Aberdeen, it will be great to have him working alongside our team and we’re looking forward to observing how his research progresses.”

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