Raise the Curtin - Jereme Spiers

Dr Jereme Spiers has just joined the Clear Vision Research Group where he's excited to keep investigating the relationship between neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration.

His research vision is to identify unique RNA and proteomic ‘fingerprints’ derived from specific neuron and glial cell types of the brain and investigate how these fingerprints change during the pathogenesis of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.


What is your role at JCSMR?

I'm a postdoctoral researcher studying how different types of cellular inflammatory communication change during the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

What do you like the most about your role?

There's quite a bit of freedom to explore new techniques and novel treatments which makes each day interesting.

What is your favourite thing to do when you're not working?

At the moment, I like to cook. I'm not particularly good but I enjoy having a go at it anyway.

What is your definition of a scientist?

A person with a genuine interest in how the world around them works.

What is the thing you look forward to most when you are at JCSMR?

The lavender aroma in the foyer is a pretty nice way to begin and end the day.

What is one more thing you would like to share about yourself?

I like a morning coffee and good conversation.