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Dr Andrew Collins
  • Research Associate
  • Brain Repair & Rehabilitation
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

2012-now - Research Associate UCL Institute of Neurology

2011/12    - Research Associate at King's College London

2011          - PhD in Neuroendocrinology at Bristol University
                   "The role of the dentate gyrus in improved stress-coping and cognition after long-term
                    voluntary exercise in rats."

2007           - First class honours (BSc) in Neuroscience at University of Glasgow

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I would describe myself as a systems level in vivo neuroscientist. Previously during my PhD I used hippocampal microdialysis to assess the exercise-induced improvement of stress-coping in rats. During my post-doctoral career I have set up and developed rat models of spinal cord injury which try to mimic patients' symptoms.

Currently, we are setting up a model of brachial plexus injury which mimics the sensory deficits (including pain) seen in humans. Transplants of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) will be used to try to attenuate these deficits and permit regeneration of axons into the CNS through the dorsal root entry zone.

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