It is a tremendous honour to have the opportunity to lead NDCN, a spectacular department full of great minds working on some of the most important problems of our time. Irene’s inspirational leadership over the last three years has created an environment where people can truly flourish. I am looking forward to working with everyone in NDCN to keep us right at the centre of Oxford neuroscience into the future.
- Professor Kevin Talbot
Kevin Talbot takes over from Professor Irene Tracey, who is taking up a new role as Warden of Merton College.
Kevin is Professor of Motor Neuron Biology, and his research is focused on using laboratory models to define the mechanisms of motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy.
Kevin is also an active clinical neurologist specialising in neurodegenerative diseases, principally amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neuron disease).
Kevin qualified in medicine from the University of London and trained in Neurology in London and Oxford. He did his DPhil in the laboratory of Professor Kay Davies in Oxford on the molecular basis of the childhood motor neuron disorder spinal muscular atrophy.