Lab Group

Posted by | 16 October 2015
New paper shows link between elevated immune cell activity and schizophrenia

We have a new paper in the American Journal of Psychiatry showing that immune cell (microglial) activity is elevated in people with schizophrenia and at ultra high risk of psychosis....

Continue Reading
Posted by | 16 June 2015
Oshiorenoya Agabi leads Koniku® to startup prizes

At this year's MIT Global Startup Workshop competition in Guatemala City, Koniku®, a startup company founded by Oshiorenoya ('Osh') Agabi, won the two top prizes: $10,000 in the Business Plan...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 1 December 2014
Raquel Real joins the Group

Raquel Real, MD, a Neurologist from Porto, Portugal, joins the Group as a PhD student supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and a donation from the Rosetrees Trust.  She...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 29 October 2014
Cher Bachar joins the Group

Cher Bachar joins the Group on a 4-year EPSRC Neurotechnology Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) PhD studentship to study high-throughput visualization and computational consequences of increased synaptic plasticity and axon regeneration...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 11 August 2014
Katerina-Smaragda Papadopoulou joins the Group

Katerina-Smaragda Papadopoulou, from Athens, Greece, joins the Group as an MRC Career Development Fellow to work on the role of microRNAs in the neuronal synapse life cycle in the context of metabolic...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 5 August 2014
Senior lectureship for lab alumnus

Alison Canty, who was the first postdoctoral fellow in the De Paola lab (2008 – 2010) and pioneered the study of axon regeneration and synaptic remodelling after partial loss of...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 7 May 2014
Graduation day for Federico Grillo

Federico Grillo receives his PhD degree on 07 May, 2014 at the Imperial College London Postgraduate Graduation Day ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Congratulations Dr Grillo! Poor is the...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 28 January 2014
VACANCY: Neurotechnology CDT PhD studentship

The Neuroplasticity and Disease Group has been awarded a 4-year EPSRC Neurotechnology Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) PhD studentship at Imperial College London to study high-throughput visualization and computational consequences...

Continue Reading
Posted by | 28 July 2013
Growing again image is Biomedical Picture of the Day

A 3D reconstruction image of a regenerating nerve is published on 28 July 2013 on the Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD) web site.

Continue Reading
Posted by | 25 June 2013
New paper on axon regeneration after laser-mediated lesions

We have a new paper in Nature Communications on axon regeneration after laser-mediated lesions.  It is featured in Nature. In-vivo single neuron axotomy triggers axon regeneration to restore synaptic density...

Continue Reading