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Ehsan Pishva

Research Fellow Ehsan Pishva is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School. He obtained his Medical Degree in 2007 in Iran. He practiced for 2 years as a physician in a neonatal intensive care unit. In 2011, he moved to the Netherlands and started his PhD under the supervision of Professor […]

Stefania Policicchio

PhD Student Stefania undertook her undergraduate degree in in Biological Sciences (First Class Honours) at the University of Calabria, Italy in 2013. She completed a two-year MSc in Neurobiology at University of Pavia, Italy (First Class Honours, 2013-2015) during which she investigated the variation in gene expression and in Amyloid beta aggregation after treatment with […]

Asami Oguro-Ando

Dr Asami Oguro-Ando Lecturer Email: a.oguro-ando@exeter.ac.uk Phone: 01392 40 8258 (Office) Asami Oguro-Ando has been a Lecturer in the Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Exeter Medical School since 2016. She received a PhD from University of Tokyo, Japan in 2008. As she was finishing her PhD thesis, Neuropsychiatric disorders were fascinating to her […]

Upcoming Event: Exeter Neuroscience Research Seminar, 6 Sept 2016

Exeter Neuroscience Seminar Series 6 September, 2016 16:00 – 18:00 White Hart Inn, 66 South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EE  Mick Craig  – Using network oscillations to probe neural circuit function  Mick’s main interest is studying the cellular circuitry that enables different regions of the brain synchronise their activity over long distances, with a particular focus on […]

Student Success at Human Methylation Array Meeting

Friday the 3rd of June saw a group of students and post-docs from our group attend the 5th annual Human Methylation Array Meeting at King’s College London. PhD student Sarah Marzi was part of the organising committee of this popular meeting designed to bring together members of the scientific community all working with the same […]

Quantifying DNA hydroxymethylation in the human brain

A new paper from our group published in Genome Biology characterizes the distribution of DNA hydroxymethylation (5hmC) in two regions of the human brain. We used oxidative bisulfite (oxBS) treatment with the Illumina Infinium 450K BeadArray to quantify genome-wide patterns of 5hmC in the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum. Distinct patterns of 5hmC were identified in […]

Methylation QTLs (mQTLs) in the developing brain and their enrichment in schizophrenia-associated genomic regions

Our study looking at genetic influences on DNA methylation in the developing human brain was published online today in Nature Neuroscience. The study, led by Dr Eilis Hannon, identified >16,000 fetal brain mQTLs which were primarily cis-acting, enriched in regulatory chromatin domains and transcription factor binding sites, and showed substantial overlap with genetic variants that […]

ESRC and BBSRC grant for epigenetic research on early life experiences and long term health

Dr Chloe Wong has received funding and is the Principal Investigator for a project entitled ‘Epigenetic trajectories of biological response to adolescent psychosocial stress: A novel longitudinal study of discordant monozygotic twins.’ This is one of eight projects, funded by the ESRC and the BBSRC, which combines biological and social sciences to uncover the long […]