Richard Wade-Martins, M.A., D.Phil.

Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
University of Oxford

Richard is Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and leads the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre, a multi-disciplinary translational research initiative supported by the Monument Trust Discovery Award from Parkinson’s UK. He heads the iPSC Dementia Stem Cell Network for the UK Dementia Platform (DPUK) and previously led the “Neurodegenerative and Neurodysfunctional Diseases” program in StemBANCC, a large EU IMI Program using stem cells for drug discovery. Richard’s research is focused on better understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease with a view to develop novel drugs and targets. His work combines the development of improved induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived neuronal culture models, studies on human post-mortem brain tissue, and the generation and analysis of novel transgenic and knockout rodent models of disease.


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