Nanoparticulate air pollution and neurodegenerative disease pathology: an interview with Barbara Maher

Written by Barbara Maher (Lancaster University)

In this interview, Barbara Maher (Lancaster University, UK) discusses magnetite and iron nanoparticles as air pollutants, as well as possible associations between ultrafine particle inhalation and neurodegenerative disease pathology. Please can you introduce yourself and provide a brief overview of your research career to date? Sure: I did my PhD in Liverpool (UK) in 1984 on environmental geophysics and my whole career has been based on looking at the magnetic properties of environmental materials in order to understand the source of those materials and their environmental history. After completing my PhD, I went to the geophysics department in Edinburgh (Scotland,...

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