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  • Professor Rosalind John

    I am a Professor of Developmental Epigenetics and Head of the Division of Biomedicine within the School of Biosciences.

    My current research is directed towards understanding a remarkable epigenetic process termed “Genomic Imprinting” in which certain genes are silenced by epigenetic marks.

    I am particularly interested in the early life period when epigenetic marks are responsive to environmental stimuli influencing short and long term health outcomes.

    In addition to my research program, I am involved in the BIOSI Athena Swan committee which seeks to challenge perception and practices restricting progress of women within STEM subjects.

    Academic School: Biosciences

    Areas of Expertise: Animals, Development, Epigenetics, Neuroscience

  • Professor Yves A. Barde

    I am Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Neurobiology.

    Our work focuses on secreted molecules designated neurotrophins identified in the genome of long-lived species.

    Academic School: Biosciences

    Areas of Expertise: Biology, Neuroscience

  • Professor Adrian J. Harwood

    I am Deputy-director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI). My research investigates the cell biological basis of risk in psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia and ASD. In particular, I study the mechanism of action (MOA) of current drugs, mis-regulation of intra-signalling and epigenetic mechanisms.

    Academic School: Biosciences

    Areas of Expertise: Biology, Neuroscience

  • Dr Alan Watson

    I am a neuroscientist and anatomist but my special interest is in musical performance physiology and the nature and treatment of performance related injury in instrumentalists and singers.

    This combines my love of music with my expertise in human biology and neuroscience. I first became involved in the field when I discovered that injuries among musicians are common yet they frequently find it difficult to obtain accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

    Through my teaching I try to help musicians find ways to avoid injury, and health professionals to understand and treat musicians' problems. I run a module (Biology for Musicians) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD)and give frequent presentations to conservatoires, musicians' professional bodies (e.g. British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, British Voice Association, International Society for Music Education, science fairs and cafes and other public engagement events (DANA Centre, Wellcome Connection, Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, Cheltenham Music Festival etc).

    I carry out collaborative research with musicians and music students at RWCMD and have been involved in the setting up and running of a unique Master's degree course on Performing Arts Medicine at University College London.

    I have also written a book - Watson AHD, The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press (2009)

    Academic School: Biosciences

    Areas of Expertise: Neuroscience

  • Professor Stephen Dunnett

    I am a behavioural neuroscientist with a long term interest in cell transplantation in the brain and strategies to develop cell therapy for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's.

    Academic School: Biosciences

    Areas of Expertise: Neuroscience

  • Professor David Carter

    I study brain function from a molecular perspective which makes me a 'molecular neuroscientist'. Gene activity in the brain is constantly changing - through development, life stress, aging and disease.

    My expertise is in understanding the molecular mechanisms that cause these changes in gene expression in different groups of neurons in the brain.

    Academic School: Biosciences

    Areas of Expertise: Neuroscience