Dr. Roxana Carare

Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy, Southampton University

Roxana Carare is a Professor in Clinical Neuroanatomy in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. Initially trained as a clinical doctor, she specializes in the anatomy of the brain and holds a PhD in experimental neuropathology and neuroanatomy. She has received international recognition for discovering the lymphatic drainage pathways of the brain that are responsible for clearing waste from the brain and become clogged up in Alzheimer’s disease. She heads the international Carare research group, which has conducted groundbreaking research on the clearance of beta amyloid from the brain. Her research is funded by a number of organizations, including BBSRC, EPSRC, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Stroke Association, Rosetrees.