Adam Smith


Telephone: 01392 406753 

College: Medical School
Discipline: Clinical Science
Department: Medical School / RILD

I am a research a postdoctoral research fellow, based in the RILD building of Medical School. I graduated in Medical Sciences at the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, in 2014, it was here I found a particular interest in genetics and neurology. I spent a year as an associate genetic technician for the Royal Devon and Exeter Genetic NHS service as part of my degree. Since then I have undertaken a PhD under the supervision of Dr Katie Lunnon and Professor Jonathan Mill. This work defined the extent of various epigenetic changes in the ANK1 gene in Alzheimer’s disease, relating this information to both levels of gene expression and characteristic measures of disease stage. I completed my PhD in June 2017 and my first postdoc within the same team which looked to explore the epigenetic similarities between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, ending in March 2020. I am now laboratory manager for the Dementia Genomics group and I'm involved in many studies including the epigenetic regulation of mitochondria in Dementia.