Dr Gareth B. Miles

Dr Gareth Miles

Dr Gareth B. Miles

Professor of Neuroscience
University of St Andrews

Dr Miles’ laboratory studies how the spinal cord controls movement by analysing the electrical activity of individual spinal neurons and the connections they form with each other. His group also uses animal and human stem cell-based models to examine changes in the properties of neurons and their connections that occur due to diseases such as MND. Through his research, he hopes to explain why motor neurones selectively die in MND, and to reveal targets for new treatments of MND.

Dr Miles began his research career in New Zealand where he completed his PhD. He then undertook postdoctoral training at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada before beginning a lectureship at the University of St Andrews in 2007. He is currently a Reader in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience and co-Director of the Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences (IBANS).