Researcher biography

Dr. Liviu-Gabriel Bodea's research focusses on the microglial response to changes in brain parenchyma. His field of work has direct implications on the understanding the neurodegenerative diseases aetiology and progression, raising the possibility of using his knowledge in designing improved treatment strategies.

Dr. Liviu Bodea received his Dr. rer. nat title (PhD) in 2014 from the University of Bonn, Germany, working in the lab of Prof. Harald Neumann. During his PhD, he investigated the involvement of immunity in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, publishing first author articles in prestigious journals, such as Cell and the Journal of Neuroscience, and participating at numerous national and international conferences.

In 2014, he received the Peter Hilton Early Career Researche Fellowship and joined the lab of Prof. Jürgen Götz within the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR). Here, Dr. Bodea continues his line of work, by combining various cutting-edge techniques and animal models to elucidate how microglial functions are altered in Alzheimer's disease.