Researching neurodegeneration and ageing


Global MND Awareness Day 2022

Today is Global MND Awareness Day, a perfect opportunity to remind ourselves what it is that’s really driving our research. For us in the Ferraiuolo lab, the answer is simple – it’s the people living with and affected by MND who get involved with research and clinical trials. From the bottom of our hearts -…

Pint of Science festival – quench your thirst for knowledge

Public engagement and spreading the word about our research is a rewarding aspect of being a scientist. It allows us to share our enthusiasm and hard work with members of the public about what we’re up to day-to-day and where we think our research could lead us in the future. Therefore, we are taking advantage…

Ferraiuolo Lab on the road

Establishing and maintaining scientific collaborations around the globe is an integral part of how our lab works. We pride ourselves on being open to working with different teams, exchanging ideas, and lending our expertise. To that end, recently, a few of our lab members, Marianne, Ana and Monika, have embarked on some exciting ventures outside…

Our expertise

About us

We are a neuroscience research lab based at Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), The University of Sheffield, UK.

Our mission is to understand better the role of glial cells in neurodegeneration and ageing.

Meet the lab

Professor Laura Ferraiuolo, PhD
Marco Destro, MSc
Bradley Hall, MSc
Raquel Rua Martins, PhD

Andre’ Varcianna, MSc
Dr Martyna Matuszyk, PhD
Tania Onate Atienzar, BSc
Cleide Souza, PhD
Ana Aragon Gonzalez, MSc
Hannah Timmons, MSc
Marianne King, PhD
Monika Myszczynska, PhD
Allan Shaw, MSc
Katie Bowden, MSc
Selina Beal, PhD
Connor Hollingworth, BSc
Jannigje Kok, MSc
Tom Marlow, BSc


Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
University of Sheffield
385a Glossop Road
S10 2HQ
United Kingdom