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Professor David C. Rubinsztein FMedSci, FRS

Professor David C. Rubinsztein, FMedSci, FRS

Professor of Molecular Neurogenetics

CIMR Deputy Director

Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR), University of Cambridge

UK Dementia Research Institute Professor

Honorary Consultant in Medical Genetics

E-mail: dcr1000[at]


Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR)
Wellcome Trust/MRC Building
Hills Road

Cambridge CB2 0XY

Research Interests

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson-Plus arise when particular proteins accumulate that are not folded properly. Our research goal is to understand the links between these diseases and autophagy — the bulk recycling process that degrades proteins and particular parts of the cell. We currently focus on: understanding how autophagy is induced using several animal models; and possible ways to ramp up this process in order to remove toxic proteins and avoid the development of neurodegenerative disease.

Key Publications

Please see my google scholar profile for a full publication list.