Tim obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Modern Language (French) at the University of Manchester during which he spent 9 months working on the role of adult neurogenesis in spatial learning and memory at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. Following his undergraduate degree, Tim went on to complete his doctoral studies at the University of Aberdeen where he investigated the role of retinoic acid in the regulation of neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. After completion of his PhD, Tim worked for 6 years as a postdoc at the University of East Anglia studying the identity, function and genetic regulation of stem cells in the adult hypothalamus. In 2017, he joined Keele University as a postdoc to work on a European Horizon 2020 project developing novel cell transplantation strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease using magnetic nanoparticles.
In 2020, Tim joined Dr. Florencia Iacaruso’s lab as senior laboratory research scientist (SLRS) where he will focus on the neural circuits underlying perception, sensory integration and cross-modal attention in the superior colliculus. He is particularly interested in understanding how specific neuronal cell types in the superior colliculus respond to different sensory modalities and how they contribute to the neural circuits involved in cross-modal attention.