Samuel Harris, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow, University College London, UK


Dr. Harris is a Senior Research Fellow at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at University College London (UCL), and his preclinical and clinical research centers on developing and applying novel in vivo methods and analytical techniques to understand and model the impact of peptides and proteins related to Alzheimer’s disease on neuronal (and vascular) function at the cellular, circuit and whole brain scale.

Dr. Harris studied physics (University of Southampton) and medical physics (University of Surrey) at undergraduate and master’s level, and trained as a Clinical Autonomic Scientist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queens Square) prior to undertaking his Ph.D. in Neuroscience (University of Sheffield). He subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the University of Sheffield and the Weill Cornell Medical College, with a research focus on neurovascular function in epilepsy. After a brief period as a scientific editor at SpringerNature, he joined the UK DRI at UCL in 2019, and has since been awarded a number of dementia research grants as co-investigator, and most recently been the recipient of an Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (2023).

To learn more, visit the social media pages for UK DRI, UCL and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.