Dr Debbie Wilkinson

Dr Debbie Wilkinson
Dr Debbie Wilkinson
Dr Debbie Wilkinson

Research Technician, Co-Manager of the Microscopy and Histology Facility

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 437422
Office Address

Room 1.58

IMS Building


School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


I joined the Microscopy and Histology Core Facility in 2009, after completing my PhD in the Musculoskeletal Research Programme. Over the years I have gained vast amounts of experience in a large variety of microscopy and sample preparation techniques. I can provide training on all the microscopes in the facility and can also deal with sample preparation and training on the transmission and scanning electron microscopes. I am a proficient user of the two micro CT scanners at the university. I am especially interested in electron tomography and 3D printing. I'm keen on public engagement and have taken part in events such as Mayfest. I am also a STEM ambassador and take part in the STEM Club at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. I'm an active member and the Aberdeen representative of the Scottish Microscopy Society committee. I am the Laser Protection Supervisor for the IMS and am available to answer any laser safety questions or concerns, I also sit on the IMS Health and Safety committee.






  • PhD Musculoskeletal Biology 
    2010 - University of Aberdeen 
  • BSc Hons Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) 
    2005 - University of Aberdeen 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Laser Protection Supervisor for the IMS

Member of the IMS Health and Safety Committee

Member of the Research Facilities Working Group

External Memberships

Committee member and Aberdeen representative of the Scottish Microscopy Society

STEM Ambassador

Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society


Funding and Grants

March 2022 - SULSA Microscopy Facility Funding - Zeiss Axiocam 712 colour camera


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  • RNA aptamer reveals nuclear TDP-43 pathology is an early aggregation event that coincides with STMN-2 cryptic splicing and precedes clinical manifestation in ALS

    Waldron, F., Spence, H., Saleeb, R. S., Brown, A., Rifai, O. M., Gilodi, M., Read, F., Nellany, K., Milne, G., Wilkinson, D., O'shaughnessy, J., Pastore, A., Fratta, P., Shneider, N., Tartaglia, G. G., Zacco, E., Horrocks, M. H., Gregory, J.
    Working Papers: Preprint Papers
  • The parasitic worm product ES-62 protects the osteoimmunology axis in a mouse model of obesity-accelerated ageing

    Harnett, M. M., Doonan, J., Lumb, F. E., Crowe, J., Damink, R. O., Buitrago, G., Duncombe-Moore, J., Wilkinson, D. I., Suckling, C. J., Selman, C., Harnett, W.
    Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 13, 953053
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Vitamin B12-dependent taurine synthesis regulates growth and bone mass

    Roman-Garcia, P., Quiros-Gonzalez, I., Mottram, L., Lieben, L., Sharan, K., Wangwiwatsin, A., Tubio, J., Lewis, K., Wilkinson, D., Santhanam, B., Sarper, N., Clare, S., Vassiliou, G. S., Velagapudi, V. R., Dougan, G., Yadav, V. K.
    Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 124, no. 7, pp. 2988-3002
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Signal peptide mutations in RANK prevent downstream activation of NF-κB

    Crockett, J. C., Mellis, D. J., Shennan, K. I. J., Duthie, A., Greenhorn, J., Wilkinson, D. I., Ralston, S. H., Helfrich, M. H., Rogers, M. J.
    Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 1926-1938
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • New knowledge on critical osteoclast formation and activation pathways from study of rare genetic diseases of osteoclasts: focus on the RANK/RANKL axis

    Crockett, J. C., Mellis, D. J., Scott, D. I., Helfrich, M. H.
    Osteoporosis International, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-20
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles


Contributions to Journals

Working Papers