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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit


Stavroula Petridi













Dr Stavroula Petridi joined Dr Jelle van den Ameele’s lab as a Research Associate in October 2020 in the department of Clinical Neurosciences and MRC-Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU), at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that, she completed her PhD from the department of Biology at the University of York. Her thesis, under the supervision of Dr Chris Elliott, focused on the role of LRRK2 in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. She also holds an MSc in Genetics of Human Disease from University College London and a BSc in Biological Applications and Technologies from University of Ioannina in Greece. 

Research Interests

Dr Stavroula Petridi’s main research theme is how cell-to-cell communication may provide protection against cellular stress. The aim of her research is to identify metabolic interactions between neural stem cells (NSCs) and their surrounding glial cells in a mitochondrial dysfunction background, utilising the developing Drosophila brain as a model. She is taking advantage of her expertise in Drosophila genetics and the state-of-the-art confocal microscopy to address her research question. This study could uncover potential therapeutic targets to treat mitochondrial diseases.

Selected Publications

Petridi S*, Dubal D*, Ricky R, van den Ameele J (2022)
Mitochondrial respiration and dynamics of in vivo neural stem cells
Development 149 (23): dev200870
*Equal contribution

Petridi S, Middleton A, Ugbode C, Fellgett A, Covill L, Elliott CHJ (2020)
In vivo visual screen for dopaminergic Rab ⇿ LRR LRRK2-G2019S interactions in Drosophila discriminates Rab10 from Rab3
G3 10(6):1903-1914

Jacomin AC*, Petridi S*, Di Monaco M, Zambarlal B, Jain A, Mulakkal NC, Palara A, Powell EL, Chung B, Zampronio C, Jones A, Cameron A, Johansen T, Nezis IP (2020)
Regulation of Expression of Autophagy Genes by Atg8a-Interacting Partners Sequoia, YL-1, and Sir2 in Drosophila
Cell Rep 26;31(8):107695
*Equal contribution