Dr Jeff Davies is Associate Professor of Molecular Neurobiology at Swansea University Medical School.
His research laboratory, based at the Institute for Life Sciences, is interested in how alterations in metabolic status effect brain function. Dr Davies’ laboratory is focused on delineating the mechanisms of action of circulating hormones, that are regulated by feeding, on protecting against nerve cell loss associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. A key interest involves to understanding how these circulating hormones may modulate neural stem cell (NSC) plasticity in adults to promote the generation of new nerve cells in the adult brain to promote memory function. These fundamental studies are essential to understanding brain function and aim to combat age-related neurodegenerative diseases