Dr Patrick Pallier, PhD, FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
Centre: Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 020 7882 2284
Patrick Pallier did his PhD at INSERM in Bordeaux, France. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and in the Department of Pharmacology at Cambridge University, before joining Prof. Adina Michael-Titus and Prof. John Priestley at Queen Mary University of London, in the Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma in the Blizard Institute, where he became a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience. He is a member of the QMUL Centre for Predictive in vitro Models (https://www.cpm.qmul.ac.uk/) but his research also uses a wide array of in vivo techniques. He is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Undergraduate and Post-graduate taught courses:
- MBBS: Brain and Behaviour module: (module co-lead Year 1, lecturer, tutor for Problem-Based Learning, Year 1 and 2)
- Medicine Graduate Entry Programme: Brain and Behaviour module (module co-lead and lecturer)
- Intercalated BSc Neuroscience: Disconnected Pathways module and Brain and Mind module (lecturer)
- BSc (Hon) Neuroscience: Perspectives on Brain Disorders module (lecturer); Systems Neuroscience (lecturer)
- MSc Neuroscience and Translational Medicine: Chronic pain and epilepsy (module co-lead and lecturer); Neuro-oncology (module co-lead); Research projects (module co-lead)
Academic advisor for BSc (Hon) Neuroscience (Year 1 to 3) and MSc Neuroscience and Translational Medicine students
Dr Patrick Pallier's current research focuses on neuroprotection and repair after trauma (brain, spinal cord), and in ageing and neurodegenerative conditions.
Recent and ongoing research projects:
· Development of specialised nutritional interventions in neurotrauma and hypoxic-ischemic en-cephalopathy
· Development of fatty acid emulsions for use in acute neuroprotection in spinal cord injury
· Development of new compounds with neuroprotective and neurotrophic properties
· Protecting the brain vasculature after trauma
· White matter ageing
· Tatenda Mutshiya (Research technician)
Thau-Zuchman O, Ingram R, Harvey GG, Cooke T, Palmas F, Pallier PN, Brook J, Priestley JV, Dalli J, Tremoleda JL, Michael-Titus AT (2019) A Single Injection of Docosahexaenoic Acid Induces a Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediator Profile in the Injured Tissue and a Long-Lasting Reduction in Neurological Deficit after Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice. Journal of Neurotrauma vol. 37, (1) 66-79. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6420.
Gushchina S, Pryce G, Yip PK, Wu D, Pallier PN, Giovannoni G, Baker D and Bo X (2018) Increased expression of colony-stimulating factor-1 in mouse spinal cord with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis correlates with microglial activation and neuronal loss. Glia vol. 66, (10) 2108-2125. doi: 10.1002/glia.23464.
Pallier PN, Poddighe L, Zbarsky V, Kostusiak M, Choudhury R, Hart T, Burguillos MA, Musbahi O, Groenendijk M, Sijben JW, deWilde MC, Quartu M, Priestley JV and Michael-Titus AT (2015) A nutrient combination designed to enhance synapse formation and function improves outcome in experimental spinal cord injury. Neurobiology of Disease vol. 82, 504-515.
Ward RE, Huang W, Kostusiak M, Pallier PN, Michael-Titus AT and Priestley JV (2014) A characterization of white matter pathology following spinal cord compression injury in the rat. Neuroscience vol. 260, 227-239.
- Mehmet Eren Ermis (PhD student)