School of Medical Sciences


New therapies for brain disease

Principal investigator


Research interests


This group is interested in understanding disease mechanisms and developing novel therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, stroke and epilepsy. Key research areas in the lab include gene therapy and vaccine/antibody-based therapeutic approaches, understanding how environment affects brain structure and function, developing neurodegenerative disease models and optimising viral vector-mediated gene transfer technology. The research covers the full spectrum from molecular biology through to animal behaviour, with the aim being to advance promising approaches to human clinical trials.

Gene therapy