Staff in Neurobiology

Dr Zubair Ahmed

Dr Zubair Ahmed

Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Zubair Ahmed is a Lecturer in Neuroscience in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. He has developed an independent programme of research based on understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling repair and regeneration in the central nervous system.

He has received funding from the International Spinal Research Trust and the Wellcome Trust.

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8858

Email z.ahmed.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nicholas Barnes

Professor of Neuropharmacology

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Professor Nicholas Barnes is Professor of Neuropharmacology within the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and has been at the University of Birmingham Medical School for 21 years. His research group’s principal interest is 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine, serotonin).

 

Email g.e.green@bham.ac.uk

Mr Antonio Belli

Mr Antonio Belli

Reader in Neurotrauma

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Mr Belli graduated from Tor Vergata University in Rome with a degree in Medicine and Surgery. He completed a doctoral degree (MD) on neurobiochemistry of brain ischaemia and reperfusion at Tor Vergata University and then moved to the UK in 1994.

He trained as a neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, The National Hospital for ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4497

Email a.belli@bham.ac.uk

Dr Keith Brain

Dr Keith Brain

Senior Lecturer

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Dr Brain graduated with a PhD in Physiology in 1998 and in Medicine in 1999 from the University of Sydney, Australia. After working as a medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney he joined the Department of Pharmacology, Oxford, in 2001.

While in Oxford, Dr Brain held a series of research fellowships, including a Nuffield Medical Fellowship, Wellcome ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7346

Email k.l.brain@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ian Brockington

Professor Ian Brockington

Professor emeritus, University of Birmingham

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

As professor emeritus in the University of Birmingham, he is writing a series of monographs on the psychiatry of motherhood. In 2001, he established Eyry Press, which publishes hand-crafted books.

Telephone +44 (0) 1885 48 3245

Email i.f.brockington@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrea Eugenio Cavanna

Dr Andrea Eugenio Cavanna

Honorary Reader in Neuropsychiatry

School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Andrea E. Cavanna is Honorary Reader in Neuropsychiatry and Consultant in Behavioural Neurology at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust. He is also Deputy Director for the MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry.

Telephone +44 (0)121 301 2317

Email a.e.cavanna@bham.ac.uk

Dr Wei-Chih Chang

Dr Wei-Chih Chang

Research Fellow

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Dr Chang found the interests of neuroscience in his early undergraduate, and eventually he was fascinated by the physiology of neurons and the neuronal network interactions. To find the answers, Dr Chang equipped himself with different aspects of electrophysiological skills. Currently Dr Chang is doing the post doc training in Prof. John Jefferys’ group and he wants to bring the pioneering ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7616

Email w.chang.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor Carl Clarke

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Professor Clarke has a long history of research in Parkinson's disease and headache disorders. He is currently running several large pragmatic clinical trials examining medical, surgical and rehabilitation interventions in Parkinson's disease (PD MED, PD SURG, PD REHAB, PD COMM and PD GEN).

Telephone +44 (0)121 507 4073

Email c.e.clarke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alison Cooper

Dr Alison Cooper

Senior Lecturer

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Alison Cooper’s current role has a significant teaching focus; this includes everything from face to face student contact through to approval of new programmes delivered by the college. Alison’s main strategic roles centre on the BMedSc undergraduate science programme and relate to issues concerned with student recruitment and development through the course. This is coupled to ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4510

Email a.j.cooper@bham.ac.uk

Dr Valentina Di Pietro

Dr Valentina Di Pietro

Research Fellow in Molecular Neuroscience

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Dr Valentina Di Pietro is a Molecular Neuroscientist with experience in genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During her Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Rome (Italy), she specialised in molecular mechanisms and identification of markers for the diagnosis of mild and repeated traumatic brain injury in vivo and in the diagnosis of Inborn errors of Metabolism.

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Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8859

Email v.dipietro@bham.ac.uk