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Professor Mark Cunningham

Professor of Neurophysiology of Epilepsy (Physiology)

  Ageing, memory and other cognitive processes   BEHAVIORAL STRESS   Clinical neurology   Consequences of ischemia or hypoxia, convulsive disorders   EEG   ENTORHINAL CORTEX   EPILEPSY   EPILEPSY SURGERY   HIPPOCAMPUS IN-VITRO   INTERNEURONS   MITOCHONDRIA   Neurobiology   Neurochemistry and neuropharmacology   Neurodegeneration   Neurology   Neuropharmacology   Neurophysiology   Neuroscience   OSCILLATIONS   Pathophysiology   Physiology   Psychiatry   TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY
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Editorial Board member for Neuropharmacology (Elsevier) 2016
Editorial Board member for Brain Research Bulletins (Elsevier) 2010
Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for Epilepsy Resarch UK 2015
Member of the Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Committee at the Wellcome Trust 2017
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
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Membership of the British Neuroscience Association
Membership of The Physiological Society (UK) 1997 present
Membership of the International League against Epilepsy (UK Chapter)
Morris, G. and Langa, E. and Fearon, C. and Conboy, K. and Lau E-How, K. and Sanz-Rodriguez, A. and O{', MicroRNA inhibition using antimiRs in acute human brain tissue sections, Epilepsia, 63, (8), 2022, pe92-e99 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Nogueira, G.O. and Garcez, P.P. and Bardy, C. and Cunningham, M.O. and Sebollela, A., Modeling the Human Brain With ex vivo Slices and in vitro Organoids for Translational Neuroscience, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Spedding, M. and Sebban, C. and Jay, T.M. and Rocher, C. and Tesolin-Decros, B. and Chazot, P. and Schenker, E. and Sz{\'e, Phenotypical Screening on Neuronal Plasticity in Hippocampal-Prefrontal Cortex Connectivity Reveals an Antipsychotic with a Novel Profile, Cells, 11, (7), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Brito da Silva, A. and Pennifold, J. and Henley, B. and Chatterjee, K. and Bateman, D. and Whittaker, R.W. and Joshi, A. and Kumar, H. and Nicholson, C. and Baker, M.R. and Greenhill, S.D. and Walsh, R. and Seri, S. and Jones, R.S.G. and Woodhall, G.L. and Cunningham, M., The AMPA receptor antagonist perampanel suppresses epileptic activity in human focal cortical dysplasia, Epilepsia Open, 7, (3), 2022, p488-495 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Zaaimi B, Turnbull M, Hazra A, Wang Y, Gandara C, McLeod F, McDermott EE, Escobedo-Cousin E, Idil AS, Bailey RG, Tardio S, Patel A, Ponon N, Gausden J, Walsh D, Hutchings F, Kaiser M, Cunningham MO, Clowry GJ, LeBeau FEN, Constandinou TG, Baker SN, Donaldson N, Degenaar P, O'Neill A, Trevelyan AJ, Jackson A., Closed-loop optogenetic control of the dynamics of neural activity in non-human primates., Nature biomedical engineering, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cunningham MO., Cross Talk proposal: Human-derived brain tissue is a better epilepsy model than animal-based approaches., The Journal of physiology, 600, (21), 2022, p4569-4574 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lopez-Rodriguez, A.B. and Hennessy, E. and Murray, C.L. and Nazmi, A. and Delaney, H.J. and Healy, D. and Fagan, S.G. and Rooney, M. and Stewart, E. and Lewis, A. and de Barra, N. and Scarry, P. and Riggs-Miller, L. and Boche, D. and Cunningham, M.O. and Cunningham, C., Acute systemic inflammation exacerbates neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease: IL-1β drives amplified responses in primed astrocytes and neuronal network dysfunction, Alzheimer's and Dementia, 17, (10), 2021, p1735-1755 , Notes: [cited By 9], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Morris G and Rowell R and Cunningham M, Limitations of animal epilepsy research models: Can epileptic human tissue provide translational benefit?, ALTEX, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Chan F, Lax NZ, Voss CM, Aldana BI, Whyte S, Jenkins A, Nicholson C, Nichols S, Tilley E, Powell Z, Waagepetersen HS, Davies CH, Turnbull DM, Cunningham MO, The role of astrocytes in seizure generation: insights from a novel in vitro seizure model based on mitochondrial dysfunction, Brain, 142, (2), 2019, p391 - 411, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Sánchez RG, Parrish RR, Rich M, Webb WM, Lockhart RM, Nakao K, Ianov L, Buckingham SC, Broadwater DR, Jenkins A, de Lanerolle NC, Cunningham M, Eid T, Riley K, Lubin FD., Human and rodent temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by changes in O-GlcNAc homeostasis that can be reversed to dampen epileptiform activity., Neurobiology of disease, 124, 2019, p531-543 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Award Date
EMBO Long-term fellowship 2005
RCUK Academic Fellowship 2006