Caoimhe Tyndall is an Irish research council PhD student in Trinity College Institute for Neuroscience, working under the supervision of Prof Andrew Harkin and Dr Jack Prenderville. Caoimhe’s research involves understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms through which pathogenic proteins aggregate and propagate throughout brains of people with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Her research has a specific focus on targeting protein accumulation and inflammation in the degenerating brain with anti-inflammatory agents. Currently underway, she is developing both in vitro and in vivo models in which to explore new pharmacological treatment strategies to combat neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease. In addition to her laboratory work, Caoimhe strives to make a wider contribution to the field by linking in with the mission of care-based organisations including Lewy body Ireland and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland in alleviating the suffering and distress caused by synucleinopathies through research, education, welfare and communication.