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- Senior Lecturer
- Division of Psychiatry
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research in the Molecular Psychiatry laboratory has centred on the use of genetics to develop an understanding of the abnormal neurobiology that increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD and alcoholism.
We have contributed to large scale international multi centre genome wide association studies of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer's dementia. These studies have implicated a number of genes in the different disorders. Genome wide association scans are planned on a second sample of bipolar cases and also in a large alcohol dependence syndrome sample. Genetic effects in susceptibility to Wernicke Korsakov's syndrome and alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver are also being investigated. We are also interested in the overlap between genes that increase susceptibility to bipolar disorder and alcoholism.
I am co-director of the new MRes in Brain Sciences course that will start in the 2013 academic year. For more information please visit see the course website www.ucl.ac.uk/mresbrainsciences.
|1996||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Molecular Biology||Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine|
|1991||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences||University of East Anglia|