Interview: Dr Bianca Jupp

Natalie Glasberg Dr Jupp in her lab I’m sitting in the lab where Bianca Jupp works, surrounded by glass beakers and microscope slides, and we’ve been talking about coffee for over five minutes. This is a bit ironic, considering that I’m here to interview her about her research into addiction – but we still agree that Hot Numbers makes some of the best coffee in Cambridge. “My work aims to understand the neural basis of impulsivity and addictive behaviours,” Jupp explains. “Many of us might go to the pub – or have that cup of coffee! – but only a small proportion of the population will be predisposed to addiction. We want to know why the brain is more vulnerable to addiction in these people, and whether there are pre-existing…


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