A/Prof Chris Reid is a Principal Research Fellow, member of Faculty and Head of the Neurophysiology of Excitable Networks Laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Florey Institute). He leads a multidisciplinary team with 3 postdoctoral scientists and 2 students.
The laboratory is focused on elucidating the underlying mechanisms of disease with an emphasis on understanding genetic epilepsy. This includes the characterisation of ‘syndrome-specific’ mouse models of genetic epilepsy based on human mutations and the identification of novel therapeutic targets.
He has published >85 papers that have appeared in the highest quality journals and have been cited > 3250 times. He is also engaged in NIH initiatives including the testing of a novel antiepileptic compound through the Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP), the initiation of collaborations through NeuroMAB facility and engagement with the international Epi4K epilepsy consortia.
He is Deputy Director of the Advanced Course of Australian Neuroscience (2015- ), representation on Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) council (2013-16) and membership on Neuroscience Grant Review Panels (2007,14 , 16-18).
He was editor of the quarterly ANS newsletter (2013-17) and helped organise the ANS 2013 annual meeting.
He has supervised 14 postgraduate students (9 to completion).
Maria Novella Romanelli; Professor of Medicinal Chemistry; University of Florence
James Trimmer UC Davis; USA
Samuel Berkovic; Melbourne University
Awards and achievements
- Program Grant (2016-20) Human Epilepsy: Understanding biology to improve outcomes ($16 000 000)
- Project Grant: HCN channels: a novel antiepileptic target ($570 000)
PhD (Neuroscience, ANU)
BSci (Honours, ANU)
BPharm (Tasmania University)
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