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  • Kaiser Karim Muhammad Kaiser Abdul Karim
    My research involves oligodendrocytes and its progenitors which I derive from human pluripotent stem cells through forced expression of key transcription factors, a method called forward programming. My goal is to use these cells to study oligoden...
  • Dr Natalie Adams
    With a background in electrophysiology and the mechanisms of oscillatory dynamics I am trying to understand the changes in network interactions in behavioural variant FTD and why those changes occur.
  • Fardad  Afshari Dr Fardad Afshari
    I am interested in studying astrocyte biology in the context of gliosis following CNS injury and tumour cell invasion.
  • Franklin  Aigbirhio Professor Franklin Aigbirhio
    Research in the development and application of molecular imaging probes, in particular for the in vivo imaging technique of positron emission tomography. Objectives are to design, develop and apply imaging probes that are specific and selective to...
  • Talal Fael Al-Mayhani Dr Talal Al-Mayhani
    Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of primary brain malignancies. Patients face dismal prognosis with survival rate of less than 5% at tow years post-diagnosis. The fact that this figure has not changed significantly over the last 2-3 deca...
  • Joao Nuno Alves Joao Nuno Alves
    Chondroitinase is a promising candidate for the treatment of human spinal cord injury (SCI). It is a bacterial enzyme that cleaves glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains from chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans, which present a major barrier to nerve regen...
  • Dr Melissa Andrews
    My research focuses on assessing the localization and transport of ectopically expressed integrins in adult CNS, in order to better target integrins to sites of injury for therapeutic treatment. We have shown that enhancing the regeneration of do...
  • Dr Peter Arthur-Farraj
    I am a neurology registrar with an interest in neuromuscular disorders and nerve repair. I have recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Development Fellowship, to work with Professor Michael Coleman’s group at the John Van Geest Cen...
  • Dr Gabriel Balmus
    My lab is interested in understanding the roles of DNA Damage Repair (DDR) in mature neurons and its links to neurodegenerative disorders (including Alzheimer's and related diseases) and ageing. We are using a variety of tools including CRISPR-Ca...
  • Dr Koby Baranes
    I am using forward reprogramming methods to generate oligodendrocytes and other glial cells from human pluripotent stem cells. The main goal of my research is to establish a model system which will allow to study myelination both in normal and in...
  • Amanda Barber Dr Amanda Barber
    Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) convey visual signals from the retina to the brain via their axons that forms the optic nerve and the optic tract. Damage to RGC axons, as a result of injury or diseases such as glaucoma, can result in blindness as ma...
  • Corinne Bareham Dr Corinne Bareham
    My research to date investigates the neural correlates of spatial attention in healthy people and spatial bias in stroke patients with unilateral neglect. I primarily use EEG techniques to investigate the transition in consciousness between wakefu...
  • Roger Barker Professor Roger Barker
    I work on: Clinical aspects of Parkinson's and Huntington's disease including the study of disease heterogeneity using cognitive testing, functional imaging and genetic biomarkers. Examining the value of different biomarkers to assess disease onse...
  • Jean-claude Baron-Cohen Professor Jean-Claude Baron
    My research focuses on the pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke and the mechanisms underlying subsequent deterioration or recovery, including neuronal damage, tissue inflammation and long-term plasticity processes. In terms of methodology, my appro...
  • Damiano G. Barone Dr Damiano G. Barone
    Neurological disability can be secondary to many conditions, including trauma, degenerative disease and cancer and imposes a significant health, economic and social burden. Nowadays rehabilitation medicine is the only therapy available to patients...
  • Faye Begeti Dr Faye Begeti
    Problems in cognition are a part of Huntington’s disease (HD) and have a significant impact on quality of life. My main research interest is to investigate the cognitive aspects of HD with the aim of translating animal research into the clinic in...
  • Joshua Bernstock
    Ischemic stroke continues to be a leading cause of morbidity/mortality throughout the world. The paucity of therapeutic options stands in stark contrast to the intensity of research efforts/number of clinical trials that have been performed. While...
  • Maxime Bertoux Dr Maxime Bertoux CPsychol
    At the interaction between cognitive neurosciences and clinical neuropsychology, my aim is to develop novel procedure of assessment, diagnosis and follow-up for neurodegenerative diseases such as Frontotemporal Dementia or Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Bastiaan Bijleveld Mr Bastiaan Bijleveld
    My current project involves investigating the neural substrates of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One particular region of interest for us is the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). This brain region has a central multifaceted role in OC...
  • Natalie Boonzaier Miss Natalie Boonzaier
    Multimodal magnetic resonance imaging of the intra-tumoural heterogeneity of glioblastoma
  • Robin Borchert Mr Robin Borchert
    I work with fMRI to investigate how drug treatments, which target the cognitive deficits in Parkinson's Disease, affect network connectivity. This provides a great opportunity to understand and optimize these treatments for patients.
  • Laura Brightman Miss Laura Brightman
    Looking at an In Vitro model of Prader Willi syndrome, a developmental disorder caused by problems (both deletion and epigenetic) with chromosome 15. Modelling cortical development with human patient IPSC lines.
  • Dr Miguel Burguillos
    Microglia activation is a general phenomenon present virtually in all neurodegenerative diseases where the innate immune response driven by microglia cells plays a decisive role in the fate of the neuronal population. Throughout my research career...
  • Philip Buttery Dr Philip Buttery
    We work on the role of rho family GTPases and their regulators in the plasticity of CNS synapses, as related to brain disease and recovery from brain injury. We are currently focussing on a regulator of the GTPase Rac1 which is upregulated with n...
  • Marta Camacho
    I am involved in cohort studies (PICNICS, ICICLE-PD, Proband) which are observational studies tracking the progression of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) over several years so that we can better understand how the disease behaves over time....
  • Alejandro Carnicer-Lombarte
    Neural interfaces allow the establishment of connections between the nervous system and external electronics, and hold great potential in both the clinic and basic research. The peripheral nervous system is a particularly attractive site t...
  • Adrian Carpenter Dr Adrian Carpenter
    Our group develops new techniques for the acquisition and analysis of PET and MR images to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease. We also develop novel instrumentation, for example we are an internationally leading centre d...
  • Dr Keri Carpenter
    Research on human brain chemistry, in brain injury and brain tumour patients. Brain injury is a major cause of disability and death. While some brain injury survivors have good outcomes, others experience varying degrees of disability, which are o...
  • Dennis Chan Dr Dennis Chan
    My research focuses on detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) before symptom onset, and on determining the biological basis of cognitive reserve (CR). AD work centres on detecting alterations in the functions of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and hippo...
  • Dr Menghon Cheah
    My research focuses on investigating the extracellular and intracellular mechanisms for axon regeneration in the central nervous system after injury. In addition to a plethora of inhibitory factors present in the injured microenviroment, the absen...
  • Srivas Chennu Dr Srivas Chennu
    As a part of the impaired consciousness research group, I work on developing the use of EEG (Electroencephalography) and BCI (Brain Computer Interfaces) for assessing and assisting patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states. I am funded...
  • Patrick Chinnery Professor Patrick Chinnery FRCP FMedSci
    I am interested in the genetic basis of neurological disorders, and particularly mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are the main source of energy within neurons and glia. Mutations in genes responsible for mitochondrial biogenesis are a major c...
  • Dr Rachel Chong BA(Hons), MBBS, MMed(Ophth)
    My project aims to investigate if promoting microtubule stability in retinal ganglion cells can induce neuroprotection in models of glaucoma.
  • Professor Michael Coleman
    We study axon degeneration and its roles in neurodegenerative disease. One focus is proteins regulating the degeneration of injured axons (‘Wallerian degeneration'), which we have linked into a molecular pathway. Disease models involving similar m...
  • Professor Alasdair Coles
    We study people with immunological illnesses of the brain, especially multiple sclerosis. Our most important work to date has been on alemtuzumab (Campath-1H), a humanised monoclonal antibody made originally in Cambridge. We started using it to t...
  • Alastair Compston Professor Alastair Compston
    My research interests focus on clinical and experimental demyelinating disease with an emphasis on multiple sclerosis - the commonest potentially disabling disease of young adults. The research group has a broad set of interests: we work on the a...
  • Iulia Comsa Miss Iulia M. Comsa
    How do we lose consciousness when we fall asleep or go under anaesthesia? My research explores the neural dynamics of brain states at the boundary of consciousness. I study the transitions between levels of consciousness in natural, pharmacologica...
  • Thomas Cope Dr Thomas Cope MA MClinRes MRCP
    I am a Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Neurology, working in the University Neurology Unit with Professor James Rowe. My research has two overarching aims: 1) to employ systems neuroscience as a translational bridge between...
  • Dr Ian Coyle-Gilchrist MBBS BSc MRCP
    Frontotemporal dementia is one of the commonest forms of dementia before retirement age. It is very closely related to two other conditions, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration. Despite their importance there is a lack o...
  • Dr Sarah Crisp
    My goal is to advance our understanding of the mechanisms underlying neurological diseases associated with autoantibodies. These diseases include forms of encephalitis, epilepsy, demyelination, movement disorders and peripheral neuropathies amongs...
  • Marek Czosnyka Professor Marek Czosnyka
    Brain Physics summarizes physical interactions between volumes, flows and pressures in brain. Measurement, data processing and analysis, forecasting and modeling of various cerebral phenomena as autoregulation of CBF or pressure-volume compensatio...
  • Zofia Czosnyka Dr Zofia Czosnyka
    Disturbance in cerebrospinal fluid circulation is one, but probably not the only reason for developing hydrocephalus. Physical models of CSF compensation may be identified in clinical practice. I provide a clinical service for the Hydrocephalus Cl...
  • Giuseppe D'Amico
    in vivo and in vitro studies on human induced Neural Stem Cells and their prospective therapeutic use in people with progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Dr Naomi Deakin MB BChir MA (Cantab)
    Dr Deakin is a PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences, co-supervised by Prof Peter Hutchinson (Neurosurgery) and Prof John Suckling (Psychiatry). Dr Deakin completed her medical training in Cambridge, followed by the Academic Foundation Programme i...
  • Dr Andrew Dean
    Interest in: i) Genetically-determined and developmentally acquired disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscle, encompassing neuropathy, myopathy, dystrophy, neuropathy, malformation, epilepsy and mental retardation; ii) st...
  • Dr Claire Durrant (née Harwell)
    My research aims to model aspects of Alzheimer's disease pathology using organotypic hippocampal slice cultures from APP mutant mice. By maintaining slice cultures from TgCRND8 mice for several months in culture, the progressive accumulation of Aβ...
  • Edward Dyson Mr Edward Dyson BSc MRCS
    The long-term neuropsychological sequelae of diffuse axonal damage from traumatic brain injury can be devastating. This is compounded by the absence of disease modifying treatments. Novel MRI techniques have shown recent promise in further expl...
  • Ellie Edlmann Dr Ellie Edlmann
    Investigating the pathophysiology of chronic subdural haematoma with biochemical studies and imaging studies. I am also the co-PI for a multi-centre randomised control trial looking at dexamethasone in chronic subdural haematoma (Dex-CSDH)
  • Richard Eva Dr Richard Eva
    Boosting axon regeneration after injury by targeting axon transport of growth receptors I would like to understand the mechanisms regulating the traffic and transport of growth and survival molecules into axons. During development these molecules ...
  • Nicholas Evans Dr Nicholas Evans
    I am a Specialist Registrar in Stroke Medicine with a research interest in atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation. My current research uses Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to measure inflammation within t...
  • James Fawcett Professor James Fawcett
    Axon regeneration in the damaged CNS: Regeneration of axons after CNS damage is blocked by several molecules in the environment and by loss of intrinsic regeneration ability, We modify the environment to make it more permissive and modify axonal ...
  • Rocio Fernandez Mendez
    I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. I am involved in a number of projects within the Outcome Registry Intervention and Operation Network (ORION) and I am also the research lead of the O...
  • Paola Finoia Dr Paola Finoia
    My current work combines neurobehavioral observation, fMRI and EEG in patients with Disorders of Consciousness (DoC). In particular, my research investigates which factors might predict patient performance, which technique (or combination of techn...
  • Sarah Foerster
    Oligodendrocytes are the myelinating cells of the central nervous system, functioning to accelerate neurotransmission and provide trophic support to the axon. In response to the pathological loss of oligodendrocytes, myelin sheaths can be replaced...
  • Robin Franklin Professor Robin Franklin
    Robin Franklin is Professor of Stem Cell Medicine at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. His lab works on the mechanisms of CNS regeneration with a particular focus on remyelination, an adult stem/precursor cell-mediated process ...
  • Oliver Freeman Dr Oliver Freeman
    My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease. By studying the molecular events leading to neurodegeneration in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, we aim to develop new targets for treatment.
  • Tim Fryer Dr Tim Fryer
    My research concentrates on positron emission tomography (PET) methodology, with particular emphasis on the quantitative accuracy of the physiological parameters derived from the data. Current research themes are: parametric mapping using b...
  • Dr Jonathan Gilley
    My principle research area is investigation of the molecular mechanisms involved in axon degeneration after injury and in disease.
  • Susan van der Heide Dr Susan Giorgi-Coll (nee van der Heide)
    My main research focus is on the detecting biomolecules, such as proteins and metabolites, in microdialysis samples from patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In particular I am involved in method development for improved detection in orde...
  • Alerie Guzman
    My research is focused on the process of demyelination and remyelination in the central nervous system and their relationship with Multiple Sclerosis. Remyelination is one of the most important processes in the CNS, in order to maintain the axon t...
  • Katie Hall Dr Katie Hall PhD
    I am principally interested in the field of behavioural neurosciences with a particular focus in understanding how neurodegenerative pathologies cause dementia symptoms and behavioural dysfunction, as well as developing potential neuroprotective t...
  • Regan Hamel
    I am working on a project that investigates the transcriptome of activated non-neuronal cells after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). We are employing single cell RNA sequencing, a novel, unbiased, high-throughput technique, to elucidate the te...
  • Dr Eric Harshfield
    My current research primarily focuses on utilising epidemiological, clinical, genetic, and imaging data to investigate relationships between vascular risk, stroke, and dementia. Specific projects that I have been involved in include identifying (1...
  • Michael Hart Mr Michael Hart
    Resolving the dichotomy between effective resection of focal lesions and preservation of brain function is a fundamental goal in neurosurgery. To achieve this, I have started a PhD on brain mapping under the supervision of Professor John Suckling....
  • Adel Helmy Mr Adel Helmy PhD FRCS (SN)
    My main research interest is in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and in particular the innate inflammatory response following TBI. Inflammation plays a role in secondary injury following TBI, but is also the starting point for reparative processes. I ...
  • Joe Herbert Professor Joe Herbert
    I am interested in the role of the brain in adaptive responses, with particular reference to the reciprocal interaction between hormones and the brain. My experimental work is focussed on the way that neural factors, such as serotonin and glucocor...
  • Maria  Herva Moyano Dr Maria Herva Moyano E
    I have developed a fast and reliable method to form alpha-synuclein aggregates and my aim is to use it as a high content assay to screen for drugs with anti aggregating properties. I am specially interested in the option of repurposing existing dr...
  • Matthew Hollocks Dr Matthew Hollocks
    I am a Research Psychologist interested in the biological mechanisms of cognitive change (development and decline) in both neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions. Secondly, I have developed a particular interest in the causes of co-oc...
  • Dr Young T. Hong
    My main research area is developing mathematical models and numerical techniques in analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) data. Most of the PET images are obtained for acute head injury, psychiatry and neurology clinical research.
  • Dr Laura Hughes
    My current research interests are on the role of the prefrontal cortex for voluntary and goal directed actions, and prefrontal interactions with other brain systems. I use both MEG and fMRI, along with behavioural and neuropsychological data, to i...
  • Peter Hutchinson Professor Peter Hutchinson
    I am a NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. I have a general neurosurgical practice with a subspecialist interest in...
  • Nunzio Iraci Dr Nunzio Iraci
    I am pursuing a more basic (fundamental) approach that focuses at the discovery of the cellular machinery controlling the mobility of small nucleic acid sequences (known to regulate the translation into protein products, and ultimately functions) ...
  • Ibrahim Jalloh Dr Ibrahim Jalloh
    Which fuels are best for the injured brain? Ibrahim's research, supported by the MRC, aims to explore several aspects of energy metabolism in the normal and injured human brain.
  • Dr Alexis Joannides
    We have established a scaleable and clinically compatible system for generating and propagating neural stem cells from human embryonic stem (ES) cells. Using this platform, and building on our work on mouse ES cells demonstrating a correlation of ...
  • Joanne Jones Dr Joanne Jones
    We study human autoimmunity; in particular we aim to understand why autoimmunity often occurs during recovery from T cell lymphopenia. People with multiple sclerosis, treated with the highly effective lymphocyte depleting antibody alemtuzumab off...
  • Simon Jones Mr Simon Jones
    Imaging analysis and study design in Dr James Rowe's Group. Mainly looking at impulsivity in Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia using structutral MR, PET and fMRI.
  • ILIAS KAZANIS Dr ILIAS KAZANIS
    My research focuses on the regulation of adult brain cytogenesis, especilly on the biology of the subependymal zone neurogenic/gliogenic niche. I am interested in the role of components of the extracellular matrix (ECM/ such as integrins, laminins...
  • Monica Killen
    My PhD is focused on understanding the relationship between metabolic dysfunction and inflammation in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many TBI patients experience a change in normal brain chemistry, which causes further neurodegeneration and cell de...
  • Gunther Klobe
    I am interested in the effects of ageing and age-related disorders on decision-making. I use Sequential Sampling and related models (LBA, DDM) on perceptual decision task data in order to find out how key decision-making parameters change with age...
  • Dr Ece Kocagoncu
    I am interested in how memory is represented, organised and accessed in the brain, executive functions, and oscillatory and connectivity dynamics associated with these processes. ​ Currently I am working as a Reseach Associate with Professor James...
  • Angelos Kolias Mr Angelos Kolias
    I am a Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery. My research aims to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and understand the mechanisms of action of interventions for traumatic brain injury (TBI). 1. Acute TBI 1.1. Traumatic intracranial hypertension I...
  • Dr Mark Kotter
    My group is interested in the biology of adult CNS stem and precursor cells in the context of disease. A particular focus lies on mechanisms of CNS remyelination, a stem/precursor cell-mediated process in which new myelin sheaths are restored to d...
  • Antonina Kouli Antonina Kouli
    PD is neuropathologically characterised by alpha-synuclein inclusions in neuronal cell bodies (Lewy bodies). Although it is primarily a movement disorder, almost half of the patients also develop dementia within 10 years from diagnosis. Cortical L...
  • Dr Wei-Li Kuan
    My primary research interest is on investigating novel therapeutics that are potentially disease-modifying in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. I am also extremely keen in interdisciplinary research and I am currently working with groups of ph...
  • Andras Lakatos Dr Andras Lakatos
    Andras’s MRC funded lab focuses on regulators of signaling/transcriptomic networks underlying astrocyte-neuron-synapse interactions in health and in disease. Our specific questions are what cues trigger or maintain the neuroprotective or detriment...
  • Claire Lansdall Dr Claire Lansdall
    My research focuses on the cognitive, behavioural and neurobiological changes associated with frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms underlyin...
  • Dr Elise Laperrousaz
    I interest myself in the axonal regeneration, after a spinal cord injury. In this context, I focus on integrins role in the process of axonal regeneration in both in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Dr Andrew Lawrence
    I am a psychologist with interests in the application of neuropsychological testing and advanced MRI techniques to understand cognitive function and dysfunction. I am currently investigating cognitive decline and MRI markers of pathology associate...
  • Danuta Lisiecka Dr Danuta Lisiecka
    I am interested in how MRI techniques can help us understand susceptibility to psychiatric disorders and mechanisms of action of psychiatric treatments. My current research focuses on: A) neural mechanism of action of Minocycline on negative sy...
  • Andrea Loreto
    Axon degeneration is an early feature of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma. I have recently been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowship to work i...
  • Mary-Ellen Lynall Mary-Ellen Lynall
    Interests: immune-brain interactions, network science, psychiatry
  • Dan Ma Dr Dan Ma
    Study on the mechanisms of adult stem/precursor cell-mediated CNS remyelination, with particular interest in the epigenetic regulation.
  • Giovanna Mallucci Professor Giovanna Mallucci
    My lab is interested in understanding mechanisms of neurodegeneration. The central theme is the identification of common pathways across the spectrum of these disorders (which include Alzheimer's and related diseases) that are relevant for both me...
  • Maura Malpetti
    I am interested in the study of neuropathology, biomarkers and clinical features of neurodegenerative diseases. My work focuses on the application of neuroimaging techniques, such as PET and MRI, to describe progressive brain changes in dementia a...
  • Professor Hugh Markus
    I use molecular genetic and neuroimaging (MRI and Transcranial Doppler) techniques to investigate the pathogenesis of, and develop treatments for, cerebrovascular disease. A particular interest is in cerebral small vessel disease, a major cause of...
  • Keith Martin Professor Keith Martin
    The main goal of our group is to understand better the mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death in glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. We aim to develop methods to protect RGC thus slowing the progression of gla...
  • Nataly Martynyuk Miss Nataly Martynyuk
    The neuron-specific alpha1- and alpha2-chimaerins both contain a C1 domain that recruits chimaerins to DAG-containing membranes, and a GTPase Activating Protein (GAP) domain which acts as a specific inactivator of a Rho family GTPase Rac. Alpha2-c...
  • Sarah Mason Dr Sarah Mason
    My research interests are: 1) Better defining the neuropsychological profile of presymptomatic and early Huntington's disease using fMRI scanning and behavioural testing. With a particular interest in determining the factors which underpin the cog...
  • Dr Will McEwan
    The ability to selectively destroy harmful proteins could represent a powerful therapeutic approach in several diseases. Our work focusses on a newly discovered arm of immunity that operates in the intracellular environment. Viruses that import an...
  • Zoe McIntyre
    I am a clinical research coordinator working with a team of clinicians and scientists to investigate the mechanisms of mitochondrial disease.
  • Su Metcalfe Dr Su Metcalfe
    The application of nanotechnology to healthcare - nano-medicine - is now recognised worldwide as a new era in clinical medicine. By loading biocompatible, biodegradable nano-particles with growth factor, and targeting to sites of tissue damage, a ...
  • Alisa Molotova MSci, MRes
    The tissue extracellular matrix (ECM) provides the resident progenitor cells with both biochemical and physical cues, which regulate stem cell fate. During ageing the brain ECM is dynamically altered leading to an imbalance in the tissue homeostas...
  • Alexander Murley
    I am a clinical fellow in Professor Rowe's group. I run the PIPPIN study, which aims to improve our understanding of the epidemiology, clinical features and neurobiology of frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal s...
  • Mr Bart Nieuwenhuis
    Spinal cord injury can lead to damage of the corticospinal tract and thereby result in paralysis. My PhD project aims to promote regeneration of corticospinal tract because this is the key event to restore motor function. The research strategy i...
  • Wiktor Olszowy Mr Wiktor Olszowy
    I am a Clinical Neurosciences PhD student, interested primarily in neuroscience and statistics. My current work is on validating fMRI analysis methods, e.g. regarding the hemodynamic response function (how does blood flow through the brain?) and a...
  • Andrew Osborne Dr Andrew Osborne
    My research interest lies in how stem cells offer neuroprotection to retinal ganglion cells with particular interest to how secreted factors prevent visual loss. My project focuses on how platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) can reduce retinal d...
  • Ioannis Pappas Mr Ioannis Pappas
    My research focuses on applying modern graph-theoretic tools to functional brain networks. I am particularly interested in investigating global network characteristics during different tasks and/or consciousness states. In addition, I am intereste...
  • Dr Luca Passamonti
    I study the brain mechanisms underlying variability in emotional behaviours, and their role in neuropsychiatric disorders. I consider the neural underpinnings of individual differences in personality traits as neuroticism, impulsivity, and aggress...
  • Dr Rickie Patani
    The focus of my research is neural lineage restriction from human pluripotent stem cells and the subsequent regional fate specification of derived neural precursors. One key area of study is to investigate temporal responsiveness of human neural p...
  • Dr Ameera Patel
    My most recent work has focused on developing new signal processing methods for denoising functional MRI time series that enable model-free removal of spatially-variabel and non-linear motion artefacts with high efficacy. I have extended this meth...
  • Karalyn Patterson Dr Karalyn Patterson FRS, FMedSci, FBA
    I study language and memory in adults, mainly from the perspective of the patterns of disruption to these cognitive functions that occur as a result of brain damage or disease.
  • Craig Pearson Mr Craig Pearson
    Influence of extracellular matrix proteins on regeneration of retinal ganglion cell axons in the optic nerve.
  • Joao Pereira Dr Joao Pereira
    Spatial statistics and morphometry analyses of Magnetic Resonance brain images. Current main focus is on enhancements and extensions to the standard Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM) method, mostly through the improvement of the registration step and ...
  • Katie Peterson Dr Katie Peterson
    I am a research associate working on the MLSE study. The study aims to develop and fully validate a new clinical test - the Mini Linguistic State Examination (MLSE) - for classifying primary progressive aphasia. I will also use the MLSE to charact...
  • Veselina Petrova Veselina Petrova
    My research focuses on restoring the intrinsic ability of adult CNS neurons to regenerate after spinal cord injury. In particular, I work on advancing the axonal transport of molecules, key to the regenerative process such as integrins.
  • Holly Phillips Miss Holly Phillips
    I am interested in the application of multivariate and machine learning methods to the analysis of neuroimaging data. I have a background of applying these methods to fMRI data in the classification of pain states, but here as a part of my PhD I w...
  • John Pickard Professor John Pickard
    Advancing the care of patients with acute brain injury (trauma, haemorrhage and hydrocephalus) from initial ictus, neurointensive care, recovery from coma and rehabilitation to final outcome through the study of pathophysiology (multimodality beds...
  • Scarlett Pinnock Dr Scarlett Pinnock
    The rate of neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the adult hippocampus is highly labile. Much of this lability is due to the exquisite sensitivity of the progenitor cells to glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids have two principal roles: absolute level...
  • Stefano Pluchino Dr Stefano Pluchino
    Recent evidence from our own laboratory indicates that the systemic injection of somatic neural stem/precursor cells (NPCs) very efficiently protect the CNS from the chronic degeneration induced by inflammation both in small rodents as well as in ...
  • Stephen Price Mr Stephen Price
    My group uses advanced multimodal MR and PET imaging to understand the heterogeneity of gliomas (high and low grade) in individual patients. We know that gliomas are among the most heterogeneous tumours but still do not have a method of detecting ...
  • Charlotte Rae Charlotte Rae
    I am a cognitive neuroscientist, investigating the structural and functional brain networks that support human voluntary action. The process of initiating voluntary movements, and then stopping or changing our actions, relies on interactions betwe...
  • Ruma Raha-Chowdhury Dr Ruma Raha-Chowdhury
    My main interest is in innate immunity, inflammation and brain iron homeostasis. Inflammation and innate immunity are key players in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Down syndrome (DS). Individuals with DS have a spectrum of hematopoietic dysfunction...
  • Timothy Rittman Dr Timothy Rittman BMBS BMedSci PgCertMedEd MRCP(London) PhD
    I work with patients suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD). These are two rare types of dementia with similarities to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. My main interest is functional bra...
  • Rhys Roberts Dr Rhys Roberts
    Our group is interested in peripheral nerve diseases, particularly the inherited peripheral neuropathies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). We have focused on the demyelinating forms of CMT, where defects in intracellular membrane trafficking p...
  • Chris Rodgers
    I am an expert in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). I lead a group developing advanced MRI and MRS methods usnig the 7T Terra MRI scanner at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. Our aim is to push the boundar...
  • Mr Matthew Rouse
    I have recently completed a Master’s degree in Neuroimaging for Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. I am currently working on a project which aims to estimate the incidence and prevalence of the Pick’s disease comple...
  • Professor James B. Rowe
    Dementia and Neurodegeneration have devastating consequences. My work aims to protect brain function in those at risk of dementia, and restore brain function in those with symptoms. My program has four pillars: 1. to define cognitive processes tha...
  • Stephen Sawcer Professor Stephen Sawcer
    My group researches multiple sclerosis. We use genetic analysis to identify relevant variants and then attempt to understand the immunological and neurobiological consequences of these using expression studies and functional assays. As well as con...
  • Stephen Sawiak Dr Stephen Sawiak
    I am a physicist working with MRI. My primary research interest has been in morphometry, with structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and spectroscopy. I am particularly focussed on preclinical applications.
  • Helen Seeley Dr Helen Seeley BA, MSC, PHD
    research in epidemiology of head injury, service development, outcome and rehabilitation for head injury
  • Richard Shannon Dr Richard Shannon
    In the neurosurgery laboratory we use analytical techniques such as HPLC, ELISA and Luminex Multiplex to measure levels of chemicals and proteins in brain microdialysate samples. Brain microdialysis is used in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) to...
  • Olivia Sheppard
    The main focus of my research is to use mouse organotypic hippocampal slices as a model of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Peter Smielewski Dr Peter Smielewski
    In an established environment of Clinical Neuroscience Dept large quantities of data can be captured from bed-side monitors. Using that data, continuous assessment of changing cerebrovascular haemodynamics and oxygenation is possible but requires ...
  • Patrice Smith Professor Patrice Smith
    Promoting regeneration and repair of the damaged CNS, with a particular focus on understanding the contribution of neuronal intrinsic mechanisms in axon regeneration.
  • Robert Smith Dr Robert Smith
    My role is to facilitate the production of Radiopharmaceuticals for the PET scanner under the auspices of our MHRA Specials & IMP Licences - ensuring materials supplied are manufactured under GMP conditions.
  • Maria Grazia  Spillantini Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini FRS FMedSci
    Our interest is in the identification of the mechanisms leading to neuronal death and clinical phenotype in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia. In particular we study the role of microtubule-assoc...
  • Dr Sybil Stacpoole
    I am currently a neurology registrar, having completed a PhD working with neural precursor cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. I studied the pathways involved in directing neural precursor cells into oligodendrocytes, and investigated...
  • Dr Simon Stott
    I am interested in the development, maintenance and functioning of subsets of midbrain dopamine neurons, with a particular interest in Parkinson's disease. My current lab work involves examining gene expression in dopamine neurons in the human mi...
  • Matthew Stovell Mr Matthew Stovell BSc MBBS MRCS
    I am a Neurosurgery trainee pursuing a PhD in clinical neuroscience under the supervision of Prof. P Hutchinson and Dr K Carpenter. I study secondary brain injury and ways of potentially ameliorating the progressive damage that can occur after bra...
  • Jonathan Tay
    My research uses MRI techniques, such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), to map structural brain networks in cerebral small vessel disease. Using graph theoretical techniques, I aim to understand how cognition, affect, and behaviour are influenced...
  • Dr Eric Thelin
    Monitoring the pathophysiology of the injured brain, primarily using brain specific proteins of tissue fate ("biomarkers") as well as advanced intracranial monitoring equipment. While in Cambridge, I will focus on neuroinflammation and potential t...
  • Dr Daniel Tozer
    I use MRI and associated image processing techniques to investigate stroke and small vessel disease. I am interested in the application of quantitative MR techniques to neurological conditions and developing image processing tools to meet this aim.
  • Kamen Tsvetanov Dr Kamen Tsvetanov
    Dr. Tsvetanov is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in cognitive neuroscience of ageing. The central goal of his research is to obtain a better understanding of the complex relationship between human brain dynamics and cognition in healthy agei...
  • Carole Turner Mrs Carole Turner MSc
    Statins in subarachnoid haemorrhage, neurovascular imaging
  • Natalie Valle Guzman Natalie Valle Guzman
    I work at the Brain Repair Centre as a neuropsychologist. I manage the Transeuro trial and assess Parkinson´s and Huntington's diaease patients in clinic with multiple neuropsychological assessments. I am particularly interested in cognitive enha...
  • Ms Heleen van 't Spijker
    The aim of my project is the investigation of the role of the neuronal pentraxins in the communication between the perineuronal nets and the synapse.
  • Dr Jelle van den Ameele
    I am a neurologist with an interest in developmental neurobiology and mitochondrial genetics. Thanks to a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Training Fellowship for Clinicians, I work in the laboratory of Professor Andrea Brand at the Gurdon Institute, w...
  • Georgios Varsos Dr Georgios Varsos
    My focus has been on modelling of brain haemodynamics, particularly describing a terminal situation of cerebral circulation, associated with ischemic strokes. A new methodology was created which can be used for estimating brain’s zero-flow pressur...
  • Deniz Vatansever Deniz Vatansever
    Extensive neuroimaging research has identified a set of brain regions with prominent activity during “no task” baseline conditions, collectively known as the default mode network. The DMN is hypothesized to drive a variety of functions including f...
  • Miss Patricia Vazquez Rodriguez
    My work focuses on clinicopathological correlations and biomarker evaluation of a tau radioligand in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). PSP is at a positive turning point, following decades of hard won progress in understanding the biology of t...
  • Jeroen Verheyen Jeroen Verheyen
    Nanomedicine and neuroscience have always been great passions of mine. My drive is towards creating nanotherapeutics that enable brain repair and regeneration. Currently, I am working on establishing a highly modular nanotechnology platform for ne...
  • Romina Vuono Dr Romina Vuono
    My research interests include: 1)Molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease 2)Embryonic stem cells as a source for cell therapy in Parkinson's disease 3)Sleep and Circadian rhytm dysruption in Parkinson’s disease
  • Miss Jessica Walsh
    My research uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to look at blood brain barrier (BBB) breakdown in patients with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). These MRI techniques allow us to quantify and map BBB leakage in individual patients,...
  • Dr Yizhou Wan MB. BS. BSc.
    We have established national registries on a cloud-based platform ORION (Outcome Registry Intervention and Operation Network). This allows us to collect prospective clinical data from a range of neurosurgical areas across different hospitals natio...
  • Colin Watts Dr Colin Watts
    Lab-based research is focused on the genomics of glioblastoma (GBM) and in the role of glial progenitors in their evolution and development. We are also interested in developing patient-specific models of GBM to evaluate intra-tumour variability i...
  • Alice White Miss Alice White
    I am investigating the neural correlates of decision-making in patients with Huntington's Disease (HD). HD is a genetic neurodegenerative disease in which mutant forms of the huntingtin protein accumulate in the brain. Patients have three main typ...
  • Miss Alicia Wilcox
    I have a special interest in neurodegenerative conditions and dementias. These conditions have a similar presentation and many overlapping features, which often implicates diagnosis and treatment. I am looking at how these conditions impact the ...
  • Guy Williams Dr Guy Williams
    Our group’s research interests lie broadly in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). This phenomenon allows data to be collected noninvasively on both the structure and function of the human brain. We research novel acquisition methods to provide contr...
  • Caroline Williams-Gray Dr Caroline Williams-Gray MRCP PhD
    My research aims to better define the clinical heterogeneity of Parkinson’s disease and to understand the neurobiological basis of this, with the ultimate goal of developing more targeted therapeutic strategies for different PD subtypes. Using epi...
  • Dr David Williamson
    Development of novel PET ligands for use in preclinical studies to image neurodegenerative processes e.g. Stroke & Dementia
  • Noham Wolpe
    I am currently a junior doctor and a visiting fellow at Professor James Rowe's laboratory. My research interests lie in understanding the changes in the motor system that occur across the lifespan and in cases of disease. I use behavioural tasks...
  • Dr Patrick Yu-Wai-Man PhD, FRCPath, FRCOphth
    I am an academic neuro-ophthalmologist with a major research interest in mitochondrial eye diseases. My research programme is currently focused on dissecting the molecular genetic basis and the disease mechanisms leading to progressive retinal g...
  • Chao Zhao Dr Chao Zhao
    My research focuses on mechanism of remyelination of central nervous system following demyelination in various conditions. After demyelinating injury, the system activates a repair process, which involves oligodendrocyte progenitor cells turning i...
  • Dr Sandra Zurborg
    I am the Scientific Coordinator to Professor James B. Rowe at the Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. I am a Molecular Neuroscientist by training and worked as a Scienti...

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