Julia van der Hoven

Julia completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in physiology and pharmacology at The University of Sydney in 2011. In 2012, she completed her Honours project on investigating the spreading of tau protein pathology under the supervision of Prof Lars Ittner. After working in community pharmacy, she rejoined the Dementia Research Centre to begin her PhD investigating the immune system in AD.

Forefront Group: Dementia Research Centre


Dr Janet van Eersel (supervisor), Prof Lars Ittner (co-supervisor)


  • Therapeutic trials
  • Neuroimmune functions

Affiliate Organisations:

Macquarie University

Neurodegeneration of interest:

AD, FTD, stroke, ageing

Specific Skills:

  • Flow cytometry
  • Immunofluorescence imaging
  • Working with animal models


The role of B cells and antibodies in Alzheimer’s disease (2016-2021)