Tim is a chemist working to better understand neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. His current research focuses on protein aggregates; large clumps of protein that stick together in the brains of people with these diseases. By better understanding protein aggregates, Tim is aiming to develop a diagnostic test for neurodegenerative diseases.
Prior to his fellowship, Tim graduated from the University of Sydney with a BSc (Hon I) and a MPhil in Chemistry. During this time he worked in the group of Professor Richard Payne, where he developed new methods for the chemical synthesis of proteins. Tim then moved to the University of Cambridge where he completed his PhD with Professor Chris Hunter and first began his research into neurodegenerative diseases.