Dr Judith Camats Perna

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute


I obtained the PhD in Neuroscience from the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany. The thesis, supported by a scholarship from the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, was focused on understanding the hippocampal mechanisms underlying learning and memory processes, and was conducted under the mentorship of Professor Mario Engelmann at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Magdeburg. In September 2017, I joined the Neurula lab to apply my skills and knowledge to investigate neurodegenerative diseases. My main focus is to investigate the effects of neuroinflammation in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and develop novel immune-based therapies that will potentially benefit patients in the future.


  • Doctor Rerum Naturalium, Otto-Von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg


  • Huat, Tee Jong, Camats-Perna, Judith, Newcombe, Estella A, Valmas, Nicholas, Kitazawa, Masashi and Medeiros, Rodrigo (2019) Metal Toxicity Links to Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroinflammation. Journal of molecular biology, . doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2019.01.018

  • Newcombe, Estella A., Camats-Perna, Judith, Silva, Mallone L., Valmas, Nicholas, Huat, Tee Jong and Medeiros, Rodrigo (2018) Inflammation: the link between comorbidities, genetics, and Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 15 . doi:10.1186/s12974-018-1313-3

  • Parra-Damas, Arnaldo, Chen, Meng, Enriquez-Barreto, Lilian, Ortega, Laura, Acosta, Sara, Perna, Judith Camats, Fullana, M. Neus, Aguilera, José, Rodríguez-Alvarez, José and Saura, Carlos A. (2017) CRTC1 function during memory encoding is disrupted in neurodegeneration. Biological Psychiatry, 81 2: 111-123. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.06.025

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Book Chapter

  • Camats Perna, Judith and Engelmann, Mario (2015). Recognizing others: rodent's social memories. In Markus Wöhr and Sören Krach (Ed.), Social behavior from rodents to humans (pp. 25-45) Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Journal Article