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Anthony Vernon new save 2022

Dr Anthony Vernon PhD, FHEA

Reader in Neuropsychopharmacology

Research interests

  • Neuroscience


Research in the Vernon lab is focused on two themes:

1) Maps to mechanisms: To understand how alterations in brain structure and function observed in patients with mental health disorders align with appropriate experimental models. This is necessary to advance knowledge of causative biological pathways and mechanisms and facilitate discovery of novel therapeutics.

2) hiPSC models and neurodevelopment: Using microglia and neurons differentiated from hiPSC, we seek to understand how genetic risk for neurodevelopmental disorders impacts on human neurodevelopment “in a dish”.

I am Training co-ordinator for the UKRI MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Together with Dr Laura Andreae, we run the MRC PhD program. I co-lead a distance-learning module entitled "Neurodevelopmental Disorders from Bench to Bedside".

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

Key Publications:


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Key Collaborators:

  • Dr Deepak Srivastava, King's College London
  • Professor Jason Lerch, University of Oxford
  • Professor Gerd Kempermann, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Professor Urs Meyer, University of Zurich