Professor John Riddell
- Professor (Centre for Neuroscience)
- Associate (School of Life Sciences)
Sensory and motor processing mechanism in the spinal cord, mechanisms of neuropathic pain, and plasticity and regeneration following spinal cord injury.
Spinal interneuronal circuits controlling movement.
Regeneration in the spinal cord.
Sensory processing and the mechanisms of pain.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- The roles of functionally defined populations of lamina I projection neurons
2022 - 2024
- What information does laminar fMRI provide about cortical sensorimotor circuits? Validation with electrophysiology and targeted nerve injuries
2019 - 2022
- Neuronal circuits for itch in the spinal dorsal horn
2018 - 2021
- Early diagnosis and intervention of osteoporosis using nanovibrational stimulation
2018 - 2020
- Laminar fMRI and restigg-state fMRI in the somatosensory system -- effect of peripheral nerve injury on cortical circuits
2018 - 2020
- Laminar fMRI and resting-state fMRI in the somatosensory system -- effect of peripheral nerve injury on cortical circuits
2018 - 2020
- Mechanisms of neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury: role of the spinothalamic tract
2017 - 2021
- Determining the role of calretinin-RorB spinal interneurons in modulating mechanical pain
2017 - 2020
- Development of laminar resting state fMRI and investigation of plasticity of cortical networks after peripheral nerve injury
2017 - 2018
- The role of NPY-containing inhibitory interneurons in spinal pain pathways
2016 - 2019
- Spinal inhibitory interneurons that suppress itch
2013 - 2016
- Novel strategies for promoting CNS repair through manipulation of FGF signalling and heparan sulphate proteoglycans
2013 - 2015
- Does cellular niche affect the repair potential of mesenchymal stem cells; implications for spinal cord injury?
2012 - 2015
- Populations of inhibitory interneurons in the superficial dorsal horn of the spinal cord.
2012 - 2015
- How does function in long axonal tracts and local circuits change in the progression from acute to chronic stages of spinal cord injury and how effective are cell transplants?
2011 - 2014
- Can olfactory mesenchymal stem cells influence the repair potential of olfactory ensheathing cells?
2010 - 2013
- Confocal microscopic studies in Neuroscience
2010 - 2013
- Do experimental treatments for spinal cord injury induce functional plasticity in spared pathways?
2008 - 2011
- Characterisation of olfactory glial and stem cells from human olfactory mucosa
2008 - 2010
- Do transplants of olfactory ensheathing cells promote increased sparing in a spinal cord contusion injury model?
2007 - 2008
- The role of spinal GluR4 containing AMPA receptors in pain mechanisms
2007 - 2007
- Molecular mechanisms controlling the regenerative response of dorsal root axons following avulsion injury
2006 - 2008
- AMPA receptors in the spinal dorsal horn - synaptic distribution and plasticity in pain states
2006 - 2010
- The use of olfactory epithelial stem cells for CNS repair
2004 - 2007
- Spinal mechanisms underlying chronic pain - quantitative physiological characteristics of lamina 1 spinoparabrachial neurones in different..
2004 - 2005
- The actions of group II interneurones in spinal cord circuitry controlling locomotion
2003 - 2007
- Confocal microscopic studies in the spinal cord
2002 - 2005
- An Investigation of Spinal Cord Mechanisms Underlying Neuropathic Pain in Nerve Injury Models in the Rat
2000 - 2006
Supervised Postgraduate Students
- Jane Brandon (Postgraduate)
- Maya Kommer (Postgraduate)
- Robert Morgan (Postgraduate)
- Alison Symon (Postgraduate)
- Kieran Boyle (Research Associate)
- Jane Brandon (Visiting Researcher)
Grant Advisory Board
- 2001: EU - Expert Evaluator EEC grants
Invited International Presentations
- 2005: Copenhagen, Denmark - Acta Physiologica Scandanavia International Symposium 'Plasticity and regeneration of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system'
- 2003: Fukuoka, Japan - Seminar, Kyushu University
- 2002: Canada - Seminar, Spinal Cord Research Centre, University of Manitoba
- 2002: Paris, France - Invited speaker Federation of European Neurosceince Societies, Satellite symposium
Professional Learned Society
- 1997 - present: British Neuroscience Association - Member
- 1997 - present: Society for Neuroscience - Member
- 1996 - present: European Neuroscience Association - Member
- 1990 - present: Physiological Society - Convenor of Sensorimotor Control Group1994-1999, Organiser of Symposium, Glasgow 1999
- 1995 - 1998: McNaught Bequest Fellowship
- 1990 - 1995: Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship