Dr Nick Cunniffe

University position

Clinical Lecturer

Dr Nick Cunniffe is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Institutes

Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair

Email

ngc26@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/jones-c...

Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

I am an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Neurology. My research is centred on the different ways of promoting and measuring remyelination in people living with multiple sclerosis; it is anticipated that through enhancing remyelination of damaged nerves we can delay, prevent, or reverse the progression of disability.

I work on clinical trials, in particular the Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair remyelination trials and, at the Cambridge Clinical Vision Laboratory, I use visual evoked potentials (VEP), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and tests of eye movements and visual function to measure the effects of remyelinating and neuroprotective therapies. I am also working to integrate these measures of remyelination and axonal health into routine clinical practice, alongside MRI-based measures.

Outside of the lab, I am committed to medical education. I supervise neuroscience to medical students at Gonville and Caius College and am co-author of an undergraduate neuroscience textbook.

Research Focus

Keywords

Multiple Sclerosis

Remyelination

Visual evoked potentials

Magnetization transfer ratio

Clinical trials

Clinical conditions

Multiple sclerosis

Equipment

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Will Brown

Benson Chen

Alasdair Coles

Robin Franklin

Patrick Yu-Wai-Man

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