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Department of Genetics



Antonina J. Kruppa BA PhD AFHEA, originally from Germany, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College, USA in 2007 and obtained her PhD at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 2012 investigating an enzyme that protects from the toxicity of plaques in Alzheimer’s disease. She then undertook post-doctoral research (2013-2023) in the laboratory of Dr Folma Buss at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research working on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases focusing on the role motor proteins and the cytoskeleton play in regulating mitochondrial homeostasis. In her research, she has utilized a wide variety of imaging modalities for fixed and live samples including: widefield/epifluorescence, confocal, spinning disk, high content, TIRF, and super-resolution (SIM) microscopy.

Other Professional Activities

Since 2023, she has taken on the role of Biological Microscopy Coordinator for the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) where she is working at the user:facility interface to facilitate access to microscopy facilities across Departments within SBS, creating links with experts for bespoke imaging setups housed in the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre (CAIC), and building a wider microscopy community across Cambridge.

SBS Biological Microscopy Coordinator
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