Staff in Neurobiology

Dr Zhangjie Su

Dr Zhangjie Su

Clinical Research Fellow

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Dr Zhangjie Su is a Clinical Research Fellow for neurotrauma/neurosurgery at the NIHR SRMRC, working under Mr Tony Belli.

He has a research interest in imaging investigations, such as functional MRI, MR spectroscopy and PET, their application in patients with acquired brain injury, and the correlations with patient outcomes.

His previous research work ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 371 4242

Dr Emil Toescu

Dr Emil Toescu

Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Telephone +44(0)121 414 6927

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

Dr Rachel Upthegrove

Dr Rachel Upthegrove

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Rachel is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry within the Section of Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration, Psychiatry Theme.

Rachel has published over 30 papers, book chapters and book reviews within the field of major mental illness; particularly schizophrenia, affective disorders and suicide. Clinically Rachel has worked for over 17 years in psychiatry, 10 of which ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 301 2355

Email r.upthegrove@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vasanthy Vigneswara

Dr Vasanthy Vigneswara

Research Fellow

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Email v.vigneswara@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Vreugdenhil

Dr Martin Vreugdenhil

Lecturer in Neurobiology

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Dr Martin Vreugdenhil is lecturer in Neurobiology. His research focuses on the mechanisms that synchronise neuronal activity. The brain spends much energy in synchronising neuronal activity into fast (30-100 Hz: gamma) brain rhythms and the main question addressed is what is the nature and the role of gamma frequency activity? Because it is becoming increasingly clear that gamma ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 1417629

Email m.vreugdenhil@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kevin Whitehead

Dr Kevin Whitehead

Lecturer in Neuropharmacology

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Kevin Whitehead is a lecturer in the Neuropharmacology team, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and principal investigator of the Pain Signalling Group.

Kevin has extensive experience of in vivomonitoring of neurochemistry and his current research is aimed towards an understanding the role of central neuroinflammatory processes in chronic pain. This is ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4521

Email k.j.whitehead@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sharon Yates

Research Associate

Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration

Sharon Yates is currently a Research Associate in the Dementia Research Group, working in collaboration with Dr. Zsuzsanna Nagy. Her main research interest is the role of cell cycle re-activation of neurons in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, with a focus on genetic risk factors for loss of cell cycle control.

Telephone +44(0)1214144516

Email s.c.timms@bham.ac.uk