Dr Ryan Patel BA, PhD
Research Fellow / Principal Investigator
King's College, University of Cambridge
BA (Hons) Natural Sciences
University College London
King's College London 2021-present
University College London 2015-2021
Takeda Cambridge Ltd 2008-2010
Imperial College London 2006-2008
I am a pain researcher and electrophysiologist. In 2022 I was awarded the Prof Anthony Mellows Medal & Fellowship. Using a combination of in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics/chemogenetics, behaviour and fMRI, I aim to identify the circuit basis for chronic pain and co-morbid mood disorders.
DEFINING THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF CHRONIC PAIN AND ITS CO-MORBIDITIES
Prof Anthony Mellows/King's Prize Fellowship (2022-2024), £150K
Utilising in vivo electrophysiology, pharmacology and optogenetics to identify the neural basis of a sensory biomarker for pain modulation and top-down circuits that may link pain modulation and co-morbid mood disorders
FOREBRAIN MODULATION OF
Ono Pharma (2021-2022), Co-I, £85k
Utilising wireless optogenetic technology, behavioural testing and in vivo electrophysiology to investigate the function of the rostral anterior cingulate cortex in mediating top-down modulation of nociception and diffuse noxious inhibitory controls.