PUNS Committee 2020-2021 

Alex Gordon 

President

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I have been involved in loads of societies in my time at Plymouth, including two years as academic sec on Medsoc, fundraising on Marrow and running the first two medsoc shows.

I hope that I can use my experience from these roles to allow the society to succeed and facilitate further extracurricular opportunities for all students in my role as president this year.

I’ve always been fascinated by the nervous system because it’s so complex, and so much about even its most basic functions are still unknown. I followed my interests by undertaking a Wellcome Trust funded project into a potential role of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 in meningioma pathogenesis in my 3rd year, and then an MSc in clinical neuroscience at King’s College London as an intercalated degree. My interests are the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, headaches, and neurotrauma, as these are all areas where there is exciting development of novel diagnostic and/ or therapeutic strategies.

 

I look forward to working with all of the committee and society members in the coming year. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions for the running of the society or intersociety collaboration, so do get in touch if you have any recommendations for new activities or opportunities the society could provide!