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Dr Edward Maguire
  • Research Associate
  • Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Dr. Edward Maguire obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of the West of England (2004), which included an industrial placement at Novartis, Basel Switzerland. He then worked for Merck Sharp and Dohme, Terlings Park, Harlow for one year researching new treatments for schizophrenia. Following this he obtained a PhD in neuroscience and pharmacology at Dundee University under the supervision of Dr. Delia Bellelli (2010), investigating inhibitory regulation of serotonergic dorsal raphe neurones by glycine and GABAA receptors. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Prof. Jeremy Lambert and Dr. Delia Belelli, during this time he researched the role of GABAA  receptors in the nucleus accumbens in addiction and the interplay between stress and addictive behaviours. In 2014 he joined Prof. Mala Shah's lab to investigate the role of mitochondria motility in neuronal function. He then joined Prof. Matthew Walker's group at the Queen's Square Institute of Neurology in 2018 investigating the role of GABA transporters in hippocampal function and epilepsy.

Research Summary

Dr. Edward Maguire is interested in the role of the neurotransmitter GABA in neurological processes and the resulting changes in behaviour. His current research is investigating the function and role of the GABAergic system in synaptic plasticity and epilepsy utilizing electrophysiology, pharmacology and imaging.

Academic Background
2010   Doctor of Philosophy University of Dundee
2004   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of West England
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