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Dr Rob Wykes
Appointment
  • Pewterers Senior Research Fellow
  • Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

2000 - 1st class undergraduate degree in Physiology, University of Edinburgh

2005 - PhD Cell Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Leicester
2005 - Post-doctoral position at Sheffield University
2006 - Post-doctoral position at University of Chicago, Illinois
2007-2009 - Post-doctoral position at Northwestern University, Chicago
2009-2015 - Post-doctoral position at UCL
2015 - 2018 Epilepsy Research UK fellow at UCL.
2018 - 2021 Senior Research Fellow at UCL

Research Summary

My research focuses on epilepsy.


1. Gene therapy approaches to treat drug-refractory forms of epilepsy.
2. Imaging seizure initiation, propagation and termination in vivo using high resolution microscopy.
3. Development of Graphene based transistor arrays to measure seizure activity and cortical spreading depression.

Teaching Summary

I currently teach on several UCL MSc courses (MSc in Clinical Neuroscience, MSc in Cell and Gene Therapy) and have supervised several 4 month MSc laboratory research projects as well as MSc and undergraduate library projects. I wrote and taught a series of lectures for an undergraduate physiology degree course at the University of Sheffield. I am an official trainer on several PPLs and teach surgical techniques to PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.


Appointments
01-OCT-2018 Senior Research Fellow Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy UCL Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Cell Physiology and Pharmacology University of Leicester
2000 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Physiology University of Edinburgh
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