Associate Professor in Experimental Neurology at the University of Southampton
Ian Galea is Associate Professor in Experimental Neurology at the University of Southampton and Honorary Neurology Consultant at the Wessex Neurosciences Centre. He has a special interest in the interaction between blood and brain, especially relating to the source, consequence and fate of extracellular haemoglobin in the brain, and the blood-brain barrier. Seminal contributions to the field include the first description of the haemoglobin scavenging system and haemoglobin neurotoxicity in the human brain, the development of a subarachnoid haemorrhage-specific outcome tool, and the development and application of tools to study blood-brain barrier function in vivo. His work spans clinical and preclinical domains, including clinical outcome prediction, clinical assessment, neuro-imaging, cell culture, immunochemistry, molecular techniques and preclinical modelling. A main focus is to turn basic science discoveries into clinically applicable tools and therapies. He will be speaking about pathological processes influencing outcome after subarachnoid haemorrhage.