Dr. Chris Exley
Professor Chris Exley has been studying the effects of aluminum on living organisms for 30 years. His research career has focused on an interesting question, why is the third most abundant element on Earth’s crust (aluminum) non-essential and largely harmful to life? In particular, Dr. Exley has examined the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dr. Exley graduated in 1985 with a degree in Biology (Univ. Stirling) and in 1989 with a PhD in the ecotoxicology of aluminium (Univ. Stirling). In 1992 he moved to Keele University with Professor JD Birchall FRS OBE to establish what is now The Birchall Centre. In 1994 Dr. Exley was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and in 2002 he was appointed Reader in Life Sciences at Keele. In 2009 Dr. Exley was appointed Honorary Professor at The University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland. He was promoted to a personal chair in Bioinorganic Chemistry in 2011 at Keele. In 2015 Dr. Exley was elected Fellow Royal Society of Biology. My research centres about the role of aluminium in all forms of life including humans.