Dr John Henry Stockley


Oligodendrocytes are the myelinating cells of the CNS, important for neural communication, neuronal survival as well as learning and memory. My work is focused on understanding how myelin functions and the molecular components regulating its generation. This is important for diseases where myelination fails such Leukodystrophies or myelin is damaged such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Intracerebral hemorrhage and traumatic brain injuries. I am particularly interested in mechanisms regulating programmed cell death, iron/ haem homeostasis, protein synthesis and exosome biology in myelinating glia and their progenitors.

Research Focus


None specified

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Automated imaging

Cell culture

Confocal microscopy

Enzyme assays

Fluorescence microscopy

iPS and stem cell differentiation



Tissue transcriptomics


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Stockley JH, Evans K, Matthey M, Volbracht K, Agathou S, Mukanowa J, Burrone J, Káradóttir RT (2017), “Surpassing light-induced cell damage in vitro with novel cell culture media” Scientific Reports Sci R12;7(1):849