Associate Prof. Andrew Sharott

Associate Prof. Andrew Sharott

MRC Programme Leader

Dr. Andrew Sharott graduated in Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham in 2001. He then moved to University College London to study for his Ph.D. in Neurological Studies, with a focus on oscillations in the basal ganglia network, under the supervision of Professor Peter Brown. In 2005, Dr. Sharott moved to the University Medical Centre, Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany), to undertake postdoctoral work with Professor Andreas Engel. As a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in Hamburg, Dr. Sharott continued to study oscillations in the basal ganglia, including recordings from patients undergoing the implantation of deep brain stimulation electrodes for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. In summer 2009, Dr. Sharott came to Oxford as an MRC Investigator Scientist to work in the Magill Group, where his research was focused on the use of in vivo electrophysiological recording techniques to examine the role of striatal neurons in the dopamine-intact and Parkinsonian brain. In 2015, Andrew was promoted to MRC Programme Leader.

 

Key Research Areas

  • Network mechanisms underlying pathological oscillations in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Development of closed-loop deep brain stimulation in animal models of Parkinson’s disease .
  • Neuronal diversity and the role of interneurons in striatal microcircuits. 
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