Dr Stuart Cobb

  • Reader (Centre for Neuroscience)

telephone: 01413302914
email: Stuart.Cobb@glasgow.ac.uk

R317 Level 3
West Medical Building
Glasgow G12 8QQ


My research interests include:

  • Rett Syndrome
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Genetic disorders of the nervous system
  • Gene therapy / genome editing for CNS disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Basic mechanisms of synaptic transmission
  • Patterned network activity and synaptic plasticity
  • Neuropharmacology

 

Further details can be found at my research group website (http://cobb.inp.gla.ac.uk/)

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2015

Booker, S. A., Pires, N., Cobb, S., Soares-da-Silva, P., and Vida, I. (2015) Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, but not eslicarbazepine, enhance excitatory synaptic transmission onto hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells through an antagonist action at adenosine A1 receptors. Neuropharmacology, 93, pp. 103-115. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2015.01.019) (PMID:25656478)

Kamal, B., Russell, D., Payne, A., Constante, D., Tanner, K. E., Isaksson, H., Mathavan, N., and Cobb, S. R. (2015) Biomechanical properties of bone in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Bone, 71, pp. 106-114. (doi:10.1016/j.bone.2014.10.008) (PMID:25445449) (PMCID:PMC4289916)

Saudargiene, A., Cobb, S., and Graham, B. P. (2015) A computational study on plasticity during theta cycles at Schaffer collateral synapses on CA1 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus. Hippocampus, 25(2), pp. 208-218. (doi:10.1002/hipo.22365) (PMID:25220633)

2014

Ross, P. D., Gadalla, K. K. E., Riddell, J. S., Bailey, M. E. S., and Cobb, S. R. (2014) Gait analysis in a Mecp2 knockout mouse model of Rett syndrome reveals early-onset and progressive motor deficits. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e112889. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112889) (PMID:25392929)

Graham, B. P., Saudargiene, A., and Cobb, S. (2014) Spine head calcium as a measure of summed postsynaptic activity for driving synaptic plasticity. Neural Computation, 26(10), pp. 2194-2222. (doi:10.1162/NECO_a_00640)

2013

Robinson, L., Plano, A., Cobb, S., and Riedel, G. (2013) Long-term home cage activity scans reveal lowered exploratory behaviour in symptomatic female Rett mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 250, pp. 148-156. (doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2013.04.041)

Cobb, S.R., and Davies, C.H. (2013) Neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuropharmacology, 68, p. 1. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2013.02.001)

McLeod, F., Ganley, R., Williams, L., Selfridge, J., Bird, A., and Cobb, S.R. (2013) Reduced seizure threshold and altered network oscillatory properties in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Neuroscience, 231, pp. 195-205. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.11.058)

Gadalla, K.K.E. et al. (2013) Improved survival and reduced phenotypic severity following AAV9/MECP2 gene transfer to neonatal and juvenile male Mecp2 knockout mice. Molecular Therapy, 21(1), pp. 18-30. (doi:10.1038/mt.2012.200)

2012

Robinson, L. et al. (2012) Morphological and functional reversal of phenotypes in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Brain, 135(9), pp. 2699-2710. (doi:10.1093/brain/aws096)

Barberan, S., McNair, K., Iqbal, K., Smith, N.C., Prendergast, G.C., Stone, T.W., Cobb, S.R., and Morris, B.J. (2012) Altered apoptotic responses in neurons lacking RhoB GTPase. European Journal of Neuroscience, 34(11), pp. 1737-1746. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07891.x)

2011

Weng, S.-M., Bailey, M. E.S., and Cobb, S. R. (2011) Rett syndrome: from bed to bench. Pediatrics and Neonatology, 52(6), pp. 309-316. (doi:10.1016/j.pedneo.2011.08.002)

Gadalla, K.K.E., Bailey, M.E.S., and Cobb, S.R. (2011) MeCP2 and Rett syndrome: reversibility and potential avenues for therapy. Biochemical Journal, 439(1), pp. 1-14. (doi:10.1042/BJ20110648)

Gan, J., Greenwood, S.M., Cobb, S.R., and Bushell, T.J. (2011) Indirect modulation of neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the hippocampus by activation of proteinase-activated receptor-2. British Journal of Pharmacology, 163(5), pp. 984-994. (doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01293.x)

Weng, S.-M., McLeod, F., Bailey, M.E.S., and Cobb, S.R. (2011) Synaptic plasticity deficits in an experimental model of Rett Syndrome: LTP saturation and its pharmacological reversal. Neuroscience, 180, pp. 314-321. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.01.061)

Nathan, P.J., Cobb, S.R., Lu, B., Bullmore, E.T., and Davies, C.H. (2011) Studying synaptic plasticity in the human brain and opportunities for drug discovery. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 11(5), pp. 540-548. (doi:10.1016/j.coph.2011.06.008)

Poland, S.P., Wright, A.J., Cobb, S.R., Vijverberg, J.C., and Girkin, J.M. (2011) A demonstration of the effectiveness of a single aberration correction per optical slice in beam scanned optically sectioning microscopes. Micron, 42(4), pp. 318-323. (doi:10.1016/j.micron.2010.05.018)

2010

Cobb, S., Guy, J., and Bird, A. (2010) Reversibility of functional deficits in experimental models of Rett syndrome. Biochemical Society Transactions, 38(2), pp. 498-506. (doi:10.1042/BST0380498)

McNair, K., Spike, R., Guilding, C., Prendergast, G.C., Stone, T.W., Cobb, S.R., and Morris, B.J. (2010) A role for RhoB in synaptic plasticity and the regulation of neuronal morphology. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(9), pp. 3508-3517. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5386-09.2010)

Cutsuridis, V., Cobb, S.R., and Graham, B.P. (2010) Encoding and retrieval in a model of the hippocampal CA1 microcircuit. Hippocampus, 20(3), pp. 423-446. (doi:10.1002/hipo.20661)

Cutsuridis, V., Graham, B., Cobb, S.R., and Vida, I. (2010) Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modelers' Resource Book. Series: Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience, 5. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4419-0995-4

2009

Cutsuridis, V., Cobb, S.R., and Graham, B.P. (2009) How Bursts Shape the STDP Curve in the Presence/Absence of GABAergic Inhibition. In: Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2009 , pp. 229-238. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04274-4_24)

2008

Goodwin, R.J.A., Dungworth, J.C., Cobb, S.R., and Pitt, A.R. (2008) Time-dependent evolution of tissue markers by MALDI-MS imaging. Proteomics, 8(18), pp. 3801-3808. (doi:10.1002/pmic.200800201)

Cobb, S.R., and Pitt, A.R. (2008) Proteomics in the study of hippocampal plasticity. Expert Review of Proteomics, 5(3), pp. 393-404. (doi:10.1586/14789450.5.3.393)

2007

Yau, J.L.W., McNair, K.M., Noble, J., Brownstein, D., Hibberd, C., Morton, N., Mullins, J.J., Morris, R.G.M., Cobb, S., and Seckl, J.R. (2007) Enhanced hippocampal long-term potentiation and spatial learning in aged 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 knock-out mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(39), pp. 10487-10496. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2190-07.2007)

Guy, J., Gan, J., Selfridge, J., Cobb, S., and Bird, A. (2007) Reversal of neurological defects in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Science, 315, pp. 1143-1147. (doi:10.1126/science.1138389)

McNair, K., Broad, J., Riedel, G., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2007) Global changes in the hippocampal proteome following exposure to an enriched environment. Neuroscience, 145, pp. 413-422. (doi:10.1016/j.neurosciece.2006.12.033)

Shelbourne, P., Coote, E., Dadak, S., and Cobb, S. (2007) Normal electrical properties of hippocampal neurons modelling early Huntington disease pathogenesis. Brain Research, 1139, pp. 226-234. (doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2006.12.091)

Yau, J., McNair, K., Noble, J., Brownstein, D., Hibberd, C., Morton, N., Mullins, J., Morris, R., Cobb, S., and Seckl, J. (2007) Enhanced hippocampal long-term potentiation and spatial learning in aged 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 knock-out mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, pp. 10487-10496. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2190-07.2007)

2006

Bushell, T., Plevin, R., Cobb, S., and Irving, A. (2006) Characterization of proteinase-activated receptor 2 signalling and expression in rat hippocampal neurons and astrocytes. Neuropharmacology, 50, pp. 714-725. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2005.11.024)

Gill, C., Brown, J., Shivji, N., Lappin, S., Farmer, C., Randall, A., McNaughton, N., Cobb, S., and Davies, C. (2006) Inhibition of I-h reduces epileptiform activity in rodent hippocampal slices. Synapse, 59, pp. 308-316. (doi:10.1002/syn.20242)

McNair, K., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2006) Plasticity-related regulation of the hippocampal proteome. European Journal of Neuroscience, 23, pp. 575-580. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04542.x)

Widmer, H., Ferrigan, L., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2006) Evoked slow muscarinic acetylcholinergic synaptic potentials in rat hippocarnpal interneurons. Hippocampus, 16, pp. 617-628. (doi:10.1002/hipo.20191)

2005

Cobb, S.R., and Davies, C.H. (2005) Cholinergic modulation of hippocampal cells and circuits. Journal of Physiology, 562(1), pp. 81-88. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2004.076539)

2003

Cobb, S., Larkman, P., Bulters, D., Oliver, L., Gill, C., and Davies, C. (2003) Activation of I-h is necessary for patterning of mGluR and mAChR induced network activity in the hippocampal CA3 region. Neuropharmacology, 44, pp. 293-303. (doi:10.1016/S0028-3908(02)00405-7)

Roshan-Milani, S., Ferrigan, L., Khoshnood, M., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2003) Regulation of epileptiform activity in hippocampus by nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation. Epilepsy Research, 56, pp. 51-65. (doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2003.08.005)

2002

Lanneau, C., Harries, M., Ray, A., Cobb, S., Randall, A., and Davies, C. (2002) Complex interactions between mGluR1 and mGluR5 shape neuronal network activity in the rat hippocampus. Neuropharmacology, 43, pp. 131-140.

2001

Morton, R.A., Manuel, N.A., Bulters, D.O., Cobb, S.R., and Davies, C.H. (2001) Regulation of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated synaptic responses by GABA(B) receptors in the rat hippocampus. Journal of Physiology, 535, pp. 757-766. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-7793.2001.00757.x )

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Number of items: 38.

Articles

Booker, S. A., Pires, N., Cobb, S., Soares-da-Silva, P., and Vida, I. (2015) Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, but not eslicarbazepine, enhance excitatory synaptic transmission onto hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells through an antagonist action at adenosine A1 receptors. Neuropharmacology, 93, pp. 103-115. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2015.01.019) (PMID:25656478)

Kamal, B., Russell, D., Payne, A., Constante, D., Tanner, K. E., Isaksson, H., Mathavan, N., and Cobb, S. R. (2015) Biomechanical properties of bone in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Bone, 71, pp. 106-114. (doi:10.1016/j.bone.2014.10.008) (PMID:25445449) (PMCID:PMC4289916)

Saudargiene, A., Cobb, S., and Graham, B. P. (2015) A computational study on plasticity during theta cycles at Schaffer collateral synapses on CA1 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus. Hippocampus, 25(2), pp. 208-218. (doi:10.1002/hipo.22365) (PMID:25220633)

Ross, P. D., Gadalla, K. K. E., Riddell, J. S., Bailey, M. E. S., and Cobb, S. R. (2014) Gait analysis in a Mecp2 knockout mouse model of Rett syndrome reveals early-onset and progressive motor deficits. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e112889. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112889) (PMID:25392929)

Graham, B. P., Saudargiene, A., and Cobb, S. (2014) Spine head calcium as a measure of summed postsynaptic activity for driving synaptic plasticity. Neural Computation, 26(10), pp. 2194-2222. (doi:10.1162/NECO_a_00640)

Robinson, L., Plano, A., Cobb, S., and Riedel, G. (2013) Long-term home cage activity scans reveal lowered exploratory behaviour in symptomatic female Rett mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 250, pp. 148-156. (doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2013.04.041)

Cobb, S.R., and Davies, C.H. (2013) Neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuropharmacology, 68, p. 1. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2013.02.001)

McLeod, F., Ganley, R., Williams, L., Selfridge, J., Bird, A., and Cobb, S.R. (2013) Reduced seizure threshold and altered network oscillatory properties in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Neuroscience, 231, pp. 195-205. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.11.058)

Gadalla, K.K.E. et al. (2013) Improved survival and reduced phenotypic severity following AAV9/MECP2 gene transfer to neonatal and juvenile male Mecp2 knockout mice. Molecular Therapy, 21(1), pp. 18-30. (doi:10.1038/mt.2012.200)

Robinson, L. et al. (2012) Morphological and functional reversal of phenotypes in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Brain, 135(9), pp. 2699-2710. (doi:10.1093/brain/aws096)

Barberan, S., McNair, K., Iqbal, K., Smith, N.C., Prendergast, G.C., Stone, T.W., Cobb, S.R., and Morris, B.J. (2012) Altered apoptotic responses in neurons lacking RhoB GTPase. European Journal of Neuroscience, 34(11), pp. 1737-1746. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07891.x)

Weng, S.-M., Bailey, M. E.S., and Cobb, S. R. (2011) Rett syndrome: from bed to bench. Pediatrics and Neonatology, 52(6), pp. 309-316. (doi:10.1016/j.pedneo.2011.08.002)

Gadalla, K.K.E., Bailey, M.E.S., and Cobb, S.R. (2011) MeCP2 and Rett syndrome: reversibility and potential avenues for therapy. Biochemical Journal, 439(1), pp. 1-14. (doi:10.1042/BJ20110648)

Gan, J., Greenwood, S.M., Cobb, S.R., and Bushell, T.J. (2011) Indirect modulation of neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the hippocampus by activation of proteinase-activated receptor-2. British Journal of Pharmacology, 163(5), pp. 984-994. (doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01293.x)

Weng, S.-M., McLeod, F., Bailey, M.E.S., and Cobb, S.R. (2011) Synaptic plasticity deficits in an experimental model of Rett Syndrome: LTP saturation and its pharmacological reversal. Neuroscience, 180, pp. 314-321. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.01.061)

Nathan, P.J., Cobb, S.R., Lu, B., Bullmore, E.T., and Davies, C.H. (2011) Studying synaptic plasticity in the human brain and opportunities for drug discovery. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 11(5), pp. 540-548. (doi:10.1016/j.coph.2011.06.008)

Poland, S.P., Wright, A.J., Cobb, S.R., Vijverberg, J.C., and Girkin, J.M. (2011) A demonstration of the effectiveness of a single aberration correction per optical slice in beam scanned optically sectioning microscopes. Micron, 42(4), pp. 318-323. (doi:10.1016/j.micron.2010.05.018)

Cobb, S., Guy, J., and Bird, A. (2010) Reversibility of functional deficits in experimental models of Rett syndrome. Biochemical Society Transactions, 38(2), pp. 498-506. (doi:10.1042/BST0380498)

McNair, K., Spike, R., Guilding, C., Prendergast, G.C., Stone, T.W., Cobb, S.R., and Morris, B.J. (2010) A role for RhoB in synaptic plasticity and the regulation of neuronal morphology. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(9), pp. 3508-3517. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5386-09.2010)

Cutsuridis, V., Cobb, S.R., and Graham, B.P. (2010) Encoding and retrieval in a model of the hippocampal CA1 microcircuit. Hippocampus, 20(3), pp. 423-446. (doi:10.1002/hipo.20661)

Goodwin, R.J.A., Dungworth, J.C., Cobb, S.R., and Pitt, A.R. (2008) Time-dependent evolution of tissue markers by MALDI-MS imaging. Proteomics, 8(18), pp. 3801-3808. (doi:10.1002/pmic.200800201)

Cobb, S.R., and Pitt, A.R. (2008) Proteomics in the study of hippocampal plasticity. Expert Review of Proteomics, 5(3), pp. 393-404. (doi:10.1586/14789450.5.3.393)

Yau, J.L.W., McNair, K.M., Noble, J., Brownstein, D., Hibberd, C., Morton, N., Mullins, J.J., Morris, R.G.M., Cobb, S., and Seckl, J.R. (2007) Enhanced hippocampal long-term potentiation and spatial learning in aged 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 knock-out mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(39), pp. 10487-10496. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2190-07.2007)

Guy, J., Gan, J., Selfridge, J., Cobb, S., and Bird, A. (2007) Reversal of neurological defects in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Science, 315, pp. 1143-1147. (doi:10.1126/science.1138389)

McNair, K., Broad, J., Riedel, G., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2007) Global changes in the hippocampal proteome following exposure to an enriched environment. Neuroscience, 145, pp. 413-422. (doi:10.1016/j.neurosciece.2006.12.033)

Shelbourne, P., Coote, E., Dadak, S., and Cobb, S. (2007) Normal electrical properties of hippocampal neurons modelling early Huntington disease pathogenesis. Brain Research, 1139, pp. 226-234. (doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2006.12.091)

Yau, J., McNair, K., Noble, J., Brownstein, D., Hibberd, C., Morton, N., Mullins, J., Morris, R., Cobb, S., and Seckl, J. (2007) Enhanced hippocampal long-term potentiation and spatial learning in aged 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 knock-out mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, pp. 10487-10496. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2190-07.2007)

Bushell, T., Plevin, R., Cobb, S., and Irving, A. (2006) Characterization of proteinase-activated receptor 2 signalling and expression in rat hippocampal neurons and astrocytes. Neuropharmacology, 50, pp. 714-725. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2005.11.024)

Gill, C., Brown, J., Shivji, N., Lappin, S., Farmer, C., Randall, A., McNaughton, N., Cobb, S., and Davies, C. (2006) Inhibition of I-h reduces epileptiform activity in rodent hippocampal slices. Synapse, 59, pp. 308-316. (doi:10.1002/syn.20242)

McNair, K., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2006) Plasticity-related regulation of the hippocampal proteome. European Journal of Neuroscience, 23, pp. 575-580. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04542.x)

Widmer, H., Ferrigan, L., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2006) Evoked slow muscarinic acetylcholinergic synaptic potentials in rat hippocarnpal interneurons. Hippocampus, 16, pp. 617-628. (doi:10.1002/hipo.20191)

Cobb, S.R., and Davies, C.H. (2005) Cholinergic modulation of hippocampal cells and circuits. Journal of Physiology, 562(1), pp. 81-88. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2004.076539)

Cobb, S., Larkman, P., Bulters, D., Oliver, L., Gill, C., and Davies, C. (2003) Activation of I-h is necessary for patterning of mGluR and mAChR induced network activity in the hippocampal CA3 region. Neuropharmacology, 44, pp. 293-303. (doi:10.1016/S0028-3908(02)00405-7)

Roshan-Milani, S., Ferrigan, L., Khoshnood, M., Davies, C., and Cobb, S. (2003) Regulation of epileptiform activity in hippocampus by nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation. Epilepsy Research, 56, pp. 51-65. (doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2003.08.005)

Lanneau, C., Harries, M., Ray, A., Cobb, S., Randall, A., and Davies, C. (2002) Complex interactions between mGluR1 and mGluR5 shape neuronal network activity in the rat hippocampus. Neuropharmacology, 43, pp. 131-140.

Morton, R.A., Manuel, N.A., Bulters, D.O., Cobb, S.R., and Davies, C.H. (2001) Regulation of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated synaptic responses by GABA(B) receptors in the rat hippocampus. Journal of Physiology, 535, pp. 757-766. (doi:10.1111/j.1469-7793.2001.00757.x )

Books

Cutsuridis, V., Graham, B., Cobb, S.R., and Vida, I. (2010) Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modelers' Resource Book. Series: Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience, 5. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4419-0995-4

Conference Proceedings

Cutsuridis, V., Cobb, S.R., and Graham, B.P. (2009) How Bursts Shape the STDP Curve in the Presence/Absence of GABAergic Inhibition. In: Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2009 , pp. 229-238. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04274-4_24)

This list was generated on Thu Jul 30 15:32:35 2015 BST.
  • Regulation of breathing patterns in Rett Syndrome
    The Daphne Jackson Memorial Fellowships Trust
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Regulation of breathing patterns in Rett Syndrome
    The Daphne Jackson Memorial Fellowships Trust
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Developing and evaluating novel gene therapy approaches in Rett syndrome
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Gene Therapy Consortium
    Rett Syndrome Research Trust
    2014 - 2017
     
  • Is Protein Therapy a Viable Strategy in Rett Syndrome?
    Rett Syndrome Association Scotland
    2013 - 2015
     
  • Assessing the potential for gene therapy in Rett syndrome
    Rett Syndrome Association Scotland
    2011 - 2013
     
  • Confocal microscopic studies in Neuroscience
    Wellcome Trust
    2010 - 2013
     
  • Improving the functioning of neurons in Rett Syndrome - linking basic neurobiology and therapeutic strategies
    Rett Syndrome Association Scotland
    2009 - 2011
     
  • Reversibility and mapping of Rett Syndrome-like phenotypes in the mouse brain
    MRC
    2008 - 2012
     
  • RhoB and the role of neuronal plasticity
    BBSRC
    2005 - 2008
     
  • Cell imaging approach to investigate the role of acetylcholine during epileptogenesis
    Tenovus-Scotland
    2003 - 2005
     
  • Interactions between the cholinergic and GABAergic systems of the hippocampus
    Wellcome Trust
    2001 - 2005
     

Editorial Board

  • 2012 - ongoing: Guest editor at Neuropharmacology (Elsevier) for neurodevelopmental disorders

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2012 - ongoing: Reverse Rett - Member of Professional Advisory Board

Invited International Presentations

  • 2014: Brides-les Bains, France - Symposium Speaker, EWCBR/EBBS meeting
  • 2014: Bologna, Italy - Invited Speaker, 2nd International meeting of the CDKL5 associations
  • 2013: Irkutsk, Russia - Invited Speaker, Inaugural Siberian Neuroscience Conference
  • 2013: Tarrytown, NY, USA - Invited Speaker, Rett Syndrome Research Trust Symposium
  • 2013: Cambridge, England - Invited Foster Lecture, University of Cambridge
  • 2012: Washington, DC, USA - Invited Speaker, Research Seminar, Uniform Services University
  • 2012: New York, NY, USA - Invited Speaker, Rett Syndrome Research Trust Symposium
  • 2012: New Orleans, LA, USA - Invited Speaker, World Congress on Rett Syndrome
  • 2011: Leesburg, VA, USA - Invited Speaker, International Rett Syndrome Research Symposium
  • 2011: Missoula, MT, USA - Invited Speaker, Research Symposium, University of Montana
  • 2010: Dublin, Ireland - Invited Speaker, Research Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin
  • 2009: Cornwall, UK - Invited Speaker, Biochemical Society, Synaptopathies Meeting
  • 2008: Washington DC, USA - Invited Speaker, Society for Neuroscience, Autism Symposium
  • 2006: University of Kuopio, Finland - Invited Lecture, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
  • 2006: Bern, Switzerland - Invited Speaker, Swiss Tissue Culture Society
  • 2005: Leeds, England - Invited speaker, 'Structure function correlates of neuronal land network activity, Physiological Society E.H. Buhl Memorial Symposium
  • 2005: University of Coimbra, Portugal - Guest Lecturer in Molecular Neuroscience
  • 2005: Les Arcs, France - Invited Speaker, 'Advances in receptor trafficking' Symposium
  • 2003: 'The electrical brain: from ion channels to clinical neurophysiology'
  • : Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Invited Speaker, 2nd European Meeting on Rett Syndrome

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 1995: Paton Prize for DPhil Presentation, University of Oxford
  • 1993: Glaxo Prize for Top Pharmacology Graduate, University of Glasgow

Professional Learned Society

  • 2012 - ongoing: British Society of Cell and Gene therapy - Member
  • 2012 - ongoing: Scottish Neuroscience Group - Member
  • 2000 - ongoing: Society for Neuroscience - Member
  • 1999 - ongoing: Physiological Society - Member
  • 1998 - ongoing: Federation of European Neurosciences
  • 1995 - ongoing: British Neuroscience Association - Member

Research Fellowship

  • 1999 - 2002: Caledonian Research Foundation Personal Fellowship