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Name Professor James Uney
Job title Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications MiBioL (BSc), MSc, PhD(Lond)
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Keywords molecular neuroscience
huntington's disease
Alzheimer's disease
apoptosis
neurodegeneration
Areas of expertise Molecular, imaging and sophisticated viral delivery techniques are used to investigate the genes that regulate neuronal function. This work includes: (i) identifying the changes in gene expression that occur in neuronal cells exposed to stress or disease causing agent; (ii) developing viral vector systems optimized to study neuronal function; (iii) developing stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell models of human disease conditions; (iv) how miRNAs and RNA binding proteins influence the expression of genes involved in the control of fundamental neuronal processes.