Brian Dean

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Brian Dean was awarded a HND Appl. Biol. (University of Sunderland) in 1974, a Licentiate of the Institute of Biology (London South Bank University) in 1976, Master of Science (University of Melbourne – Part-time) in 1986 and a PhD (University of Melbourne – Part time) in 1992. In 1998 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology, now the Society of Biology, which is now the peak body representing biology in the UK. Dean is a Senior NHMRC Research Fellow and Head of the Molecular Psychiatry Laboratory at the Mental Health Research Institute who has a broad experience of research technologies used in molecular science and has had hands on experience of most technologies used in his research. Having published close to 200 papers, this Dean has extensive experience in research management at all levels including mentoring, budgeting, data analyses and preparing manuscripts for publication. This CI has knowledge of the neuroanatomy and molecular cytoarchitecture of the human CNS gained over a number of years studying postmortem CNS. Dean has extensive collaborative links that can be used to add value to research carried out by his own group. Importantly, collaborative links with clinical groups are now being used to determine if findings made using postmortem CNS by his group can be translated into useful clinical tests to aid in the diagnoses of psychiatric disorders or act as treatment predictors. Finally, Dean has spoken about his research on television, radio and webcasts and had his research reported in national newspaper and electronically on the web and therefoe has well developed communication skills that allow him to bring his research findings to the attention of the general public.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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