Dr Magdalena Przybyka

Dr Magdalena Przybyka, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University.

Magdalena is a postdoctoral fellow in the Dementia Research Centre in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Magdalena conducted her bachelor and master’s degree at the University of Bremen, (Germany) with the focus on Neuroscience. As part of her lab rotation and master thesis, she joined the group of Prof. Lars Ittner at the Brain and Mind Research Centre in 2012, where Magdalena worked alongside Dr. Janet van Eersel, focussing on dementia research. After completing her Masters, Magdalena began her PhD at the University of NSW in the Dementia Research Unit, headed by Prof. Lars Ittner. Magdalena’s research focuses on the pathomechanistic role of the tau protein in common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia. In her final year of PhD, Magdalena then joined the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University in 2018.

Forefront Group:

  • Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre (DRC) Dementia Research Group


  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Surgical techniques

Affiliate Organisations

Macquarie University, USyd

Neurodegeneration of interest:

AD, FTD, Tau spreading, Disease progression, Ageing

Specific Skills:

  • Animal models
  • AAV technology
  • Molecular biology
  • Histology and biochemistry


Unravelling the molecular mechanism of tau spread in Alzheimer's disease, CIB