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I lead the Neural Connectivity and Visual Function Lab. Our main focus is on the development and function of connections in the brain. We are investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control the establishment of neural circuits, in particular during the process of guiding cells to the correct place and subsequently deciding with which other neurons in the network they should connect. A large part of our work is done in the vertebrate visual system. We are particularly interested in studying candidate genes that have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. I am a member of the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology and the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. I am also the Academic Head of the Genome Editing and Embryology Core Facility (GEEC) at King’s, which offers state-of-the-art technologies to the research community.

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Find out more about my research:

CDN - Robert Hindges

Genome editing & embryology core


Key publications:

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Key collaborators:

  • Professor Gerome Breen, King's College London
  • Professor Jeff W. Lichtman, Harvard University
  • Professor Mike O. Karl, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden
  • Professor Uwe Drescher, King's College London