Özge Özkaya, PhD,  —

Özge has a MSc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Developmental Biology from Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester for six years in the field of Behavioural Neurology before moving into science communication. She worked as the Research Communication Officer at a London based charity for almost two years.

Articles by Özge Özkaya

Targeting Astrocyte Brain Cells That Turn Toxic Could Help Treat Huntington’s, Other Diseases

A subtype of brain cells called astrocytes could be contributing to the death of neurons in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease (HD), according to a new study published in the leading scientific journal Nature. This new finding presented in a report titled “Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia” is important because it provides opportunities for scientists to develop new treatment approaches to treat Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.