Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Researcher; Department of Pharmacology, UCL

  • 2005
    Senior Postdoctoral Researcher; UCL Institute of Neurology

  • 2005 – 2010
    Pewterers’ Fellow; UCL Institute of Neurology

  • 2010 – 2013
    Senior Research fellow; Royal Society University Research Fellow; UCL Institute of Neurology

  • since 2013
    Principal Research Fellow; Royal Society University Research Fellow; UCL Institute of Neurology

Selected publications

  • Wykes, R.C., Heeroma, J.H., Mantoan, L., Zheng, K., MacDonald, D.C., Deisseroth, K., ...Schorge, S., Kullmann, D.M. (2012). Optogenetic and potassium channel gene therapy in a rodent model of focal neocortical epilepsy.. Science Translational Medicine, 4 (161), doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3004190

  • Fletcher, E.V., Kullmann, D.M., Schorge, S. (2011). Alternative splicing modulates inactivation of type 1 voltage-gated sodium channels by toggling an amino acid in the first S3-S4 linker.. J BIOL CHEM, 286 (42), 36700-36708. doi:10.1074/jbc.M111.250225



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • EpimiRNA

  • Synaptopathies

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member Society for Neuroscience

  • Member of Science advisory Committee for Epilepsy Research UK

  • Member of the UK Science advisory Committee for Genetically Modified Organisms (contained use)

Media coverage

  • Gene therapy for Epilepsy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20297386 and http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/interviews/interview/1000024/

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • implementation of 3Rs

  • regulation of genetically modified organisms


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