Dr Amy Reeve
Research Associate

  • Email: amy.reeve@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6150
  • Address: Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality Institute for Ageing and Health Newcastle University
    Medical School
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE2 4HH

Roles and Responsibilities

Teaching and supervision of students within the lab.


Bsc Hons in Neuroscience from Edinburgh University.
PhD entitled ‘The molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration – the role of mitochondrial DNA mutations’.

Research Interests

My primary research interest is investigating mitochondrial and protein degradation within neurons with ageing and in neurodegenerative disease. The main focus of my research is studying the turnover of proteins within the neurons of the substantia nigra and the role of autophagy in the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations within these cells.

Current Work

Correlating alpha synuclein positive Lewy bodies and mitochondrial dysfunction.
Up regulation of autophagy and mitochondrial DNA mutations.
Targeting of mitochondrial to autophagosomes through membrane potential changes.
Paternal mitochondrial degradation