Marta Camacho trained as a neuropsychologist and started doing research in Neuroscience in 2012 at the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently the Clinical PD Cohort coordinator at the Clinical Neuroscience Department in the University of Cambridge and is conducting a PhD in the role of the gut in Parkinson’s disease progression. Marta is an enthusiastic science communicator and a proud member of the RIGeast Committee.
Wednesday 23 June 2021, from 10.30-11.30am
Parkinson’s is classically known as a movement disorder but it is often accompanied by other important features that gravely impact people’s well-being. Gut problems are often present before people manifest Parkinson’s motor symptoms and constipation is now considered a risk factor for developing the condition. But what if a person already has Parkinson’s, do gut problems affect their disease process? Marta Camacho is researching the main gut problems affecting people with Parkinson’s and whether these play a role in the disease progression.
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