Dr Jonathon Nixon-Abell

Jonathon Nixon-Abell

College Research Associate
Research interestsAfter completing a BSc in Neuroscience at University College London in 2012, Jonathon began his research career with a joint PhD program in the labs of Prof. Kirsten Harvey (UCL - SOP) and Dr. Craig Blackstone (National Institutes of Health - NINDS) where he studied the structural and functional alterations of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in Parkinson’s disease. While at the National Institutes of Health, the focus of Jonathon's work shifted towards developing novel superresolution microscopy techniques to reveal never-before seen dynamic and structural features of subcellular organelles. Following the completion of his PhD in 2016, Jonathon was awarded an ORISE and HHMI visiting fellowship to undertake postdoctoral work in the lab of Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (HHMI Janelia Research Campus), where his research continued to focus on the development of imaging technologies in order to study protein dynamics in the ER with single molecule resolution. As of September 2018, Jonathon has moved back to the UK as a back to the UK as a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow in the lab of Peter St George-Hyslop (Cambridge - CIMR) where he is exploring mechanisms of protein recruitment to specific organelle subdomains in the context of health and neurodegenerative disease.

Jonathon can be contacted on jjn36@cam.ac.uk.