Entries by Jonathan Mill

Joshua Harvey

  Josh completed his BSc Biochemistry (Hons) at the University of Kent in 2016 and following graduation was employed as a Molecular Pathologist at Eli Lilly and Co. in Surrey. His role at Lilly involved histological analysis of pathological processes in neurodegenerative diseases. He is particularly interested in neurobiology, genetics and neurodegenerative disease, specifically synucleinopathies. […]

Michael Schrauben

Michael is a PhD student at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor Katie Lunnon and Dr Emma Dempster. He recently graduated from Imperial College London with a MRes degree in Cancer Biology and previously obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Greenwich. Through projects investigating the role […]

Ffion James

Ffion James is a third year BSc Medical Sciences student at the University of Exeter, currently partaking in a Professional Training Year (PTY). For the first half of her PTY, she assisted with Dr Ryoichi Sadahiro’s research of postoperative delirium at the National Cancer Centre Japan in Tokyo. For the second half, she will be […]

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Jonathan Mill

Each month, the editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics interview an author(s) of a recently published paper. This month, we check in with Jonathan Mill to discuss his paper, “Leveraging DNA-Methylation Quantitative-Trait Loci to Characterize the Relationship between Methylomic Variation, Gene Expression, and Complex Traits.” AJHG: What caused you to start working on […]

Barry Chioza

Barry Chioza is a Research Fellow working at the University of Exeter Medical School. Barry obtained an Honours degree in Biochemistry from Aberystwyth University before going to King’s College London to complete a M.Sc. in Neuroscience, followed by a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics in 2002, entitled “Identification of genes involved in idiopathic generalised epilepsy”. The […]

Rob Flynn

My name is Rob Flynn and I am from Galway, Ireland. I acquired a BA in psychology from University College Dublin during which time I spent summers in Nice, France (2015) and New York (2016) working and travelling. Following my bachelor, I wanted to learn more about the fundamental underpinnings of many neurobiological diseases. To this […]

New study uses DNA methylation quantitative trait loci to characterize the relationship between methylomic variation, gene expression and complex traits

A new paper from our group published in the American Journal of Human Genetics highlights the utility of DNA methylation quantitative trait loci (mQTLs), for interpreting the functional consequences of common genetic variation associated with human traits. We describe the first comprehensive analysis of common genetic variation on DNA methylation using the Illumina EPIC array […]

Widespread H3K27ac differences associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the entorhinal cortex

Building on our previous work exploring DNA methylation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a new paper from our group just published in Nature Neuroscience has identified extensive differences in the histone modification H3K27ac associated with AD neuropathology. We quantified genome-wide patterns of H3K27ac in entorhinal cortex samples from AD cases and matched controls using chromatin immunoprecipitation […]

Greg Wheildon

“I graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Bristol and spent time afterwards helping with the management of my family’s business. I returned to academia to study for a MSc in Molecular Neuroscience, also at the University of Bristol. It was here that my interest in dementia research grew and my research […]