Robert Hindges is a Professor of Developmental Neurobiology.He graduated from the University of Zürich Switzerland, where he also obtained his Doctoral Degree in Molecular Biology. He subsequently joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, USA, before moving to King’s College London in 2006. He has made fundamental contributions to the field of vertebrate visual system development, in particular on the formation of binocular vision, orientation-selective circuits and visual maps in the brain. Some of his work is now described in basic neuroscience textbooks. His recent studies focus on synaptic gene families, where mutations have been linked to several disorders, including mental disabilities, epilepsy, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
In addition to his position as a principle investigator, Prof. Robert Hindges is the Academic Head of the Genome Editing and Embryology Core Facility at King’s, which offers state-of-the-art technologies to the research community.