Professor Stephen Dunnett
Professor Stephen Dunnett is co-director of the University's Brain Repair Group (BRG) based in the School of Biosciences.
Professor Dunnett is a behavioural neuroscientist who has over 30 years expertise in developing strategies for functional cell transplantation in the adult brain, focusing on the repair and functional recovery in animal models of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.
The work of the Brain Repair Group brings to the Research Institute a multi-disciplinary approach to help translate advances of basic biomedical science into efficient and effective cell therapies for clinical application.
His current research activities include the development of enhanced protocols for the preparation, storage and delivery of human primary foetal cells; expanded stem cells for transplantation; the analysis of motor, cognitive and ‘behavioural’ symptoms and their recovery following cell transplantation in rat and mouse models of Huntington’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease; and the development of clinical-grade tissue procurement to help deliver quality-assured human cells to support clinical trials.