Professor Adina Michael-Titus

Professor of Neuroscience

I lead the research group investigating new neuroprotective strategies in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.

The group includes several PhD students, MSc students and senior post-doctoral researchers, and we investigate various aspects of central neurotrauma using experimental models. I am a member of numerous scientific and professional societies and act as a reviewer for UK research councils and an adviser for international research organisations. I also teach neuroscience, pharmacology and therapeutics at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Medical undergraduate teaching; Lecturer and module convenor for the Intercalated Neuroscience BSc; Programme Director   and lecturer on the MSc in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine; Lecturer on the MSc Trauma Sciences.

In 2011 I was awarded the Drapers’ Award for excellence in teaching.

Research interests:

My main research interest is the development of new neuroprotective strategies for the management of spinal cord injury and brain injury. We have at present a large programme of research on a polyunsaturated fatty acid which has shown neuroprotective potential in models of spinal cord injury and brain injury.  We are also exploring other potential therapeutic targets and diversifying our experimental models and functional endpoints, so that we improve our way of modelling acute neuronal injury and the characterization of its evolution in pre-clinical models becomes more relevant to the clinical injury situation. My group has also started a programme of studies on new therapeutic directions in Alzheimer’s disease. Our work is associated with several patents.


Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 2290


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