Barney Bryson

MND Association Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellow and NIHR BRC UCL Excellence Fellow, Institute of Neurology
University College London
Philipp Nold
Barney Bryson currently holds an MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship as well as an NIHR BRC UCL Excellence Fellowship and his research is focused on the development of a novel strategy to restore lost muscle function, which has major therapeutic potential for ALS and other disorders that cause paralysis. Briefly, his research encompasses a combinatorial neural replacement strategy that uses stem cell-derived motor neurons and optogenetics, which confers the ability to artificially restore function to paralyzed muscles in response to finely controlled pulses of light. Barney also utilizes stem cell derived components of the neuromuscular system to investigate pathological mechanisms that affect neuromuscular connections in ALS in a variety of in vitro and in vivo model systems, with the aim of identifying novel therapies that can protect these specialized connections and slow the course of progressive paralysis that occurs in ALS patients.


October 29 2019, 17:50
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Combining Optogenetics And Stem Cells To Restore Lost Muscle Function In ALS