Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Ryley Parrish

Research Associate

Background

Education

2008-2014       Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL

                        Advisor: Dr Farah Lubin

Dissertation Title: Altered DNA Methylation Contributes to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Associated Memory Deficits

2003-2007       B.S., Major: Physical Science, Summa cum laude

                        Auburn University Montgomery (AUM), Montgomery, AL


GRANTS

2019: Wellcome Trust ISSF Small Grant Scheme (£9,500)

2019: Wellcome Trust Broadening Our Horizons Travel Grant (£850)

2019: The Physiological Society Travel Grant (£375)

2017 – 2020: Co-PI Medical Research Council (UK) (£386,000)

2015 – 2017: Co-PI Epilepsy Research UK Project Grant (£150,000)

2013: Curing the Epilepsies 2013: Pathways Forward Travel Grant (NINDS) ($1,000)

2013: UAB Graduate Student Association Travel Grant ($500)


Awards and Honors

2016: 1st place platform presentation (UK-Ireland ILAE meeting)

2015: 1st place poster prize (NEERM)

2012: 2nd place poster presentation (UAB Neurobiology Retreat) 

2008: 1st place for talk on original research in biological sciences (85th Annual Meeting

of the Alabama Academy of Sciences) 

2007: AUM Chancellor’s Scholar (awarded to the top student in the School of Science)

2007: AUM Physical Science Student of the Year


Society Memberships

2019 - Present             The Physiological Society

2014 - Present             British Neuroscience Association

2014 - Present             Federation of European Neuroscientists

2008 - Present             Molecular and Cellular Cognitive Society

2008 - 2018                 Society for Neuroscience

2008 - 2012                 American Epilepsy Society


Manuscripts IN Revision/submitted

1. Codadu NK, Graham R, Jackson-Tylor T, Burman RJ, Raimondo JV, Trevelyan AJ, Parrish RR*. Divergent paths to seizure-like events. Accepted at Physiological Reports. *senior and corresponding author bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/641530

2. Burman RJ, Calin A, Codadu NK, Wright R, Newey S, van den Burg M, Markram H, Parrish RR, Wilmshurst JM, Akerman CJ, Trevelyan AJ, Raimondo JV. Activity-dependent chloride accumulation and excitatory GABAergic signaling contribute to benzodiazepine resistance in a model of status epilepticus. Accepted  at Brain. bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/478594

3. Papasavvas CA, Parrish RR, Trevelyan AJ. The spread of gap-junction mediated activity in neocortex is modulated by extracellular potassium. In review at The Journal of Neuroscience. bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/669226





Teaching

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor for The Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology workshop put on by The Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK.
  • Instructor on the Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience course in Paris, France.
  • Lecturer on the Biomedical Sciences Stage 2 undergraduate course, Newcastle University.
  • Former lecturer for the Newcastle University ION undergraduate summer school: (2016 and 2017).
  • Served on committee that organized and planned the Newcastle University ION summer school.
  • Served on UAB Brain Awareness Week committee and taught lessons to middle school students for three years: (2011 – 2013).
  • Worked for 3 years as a tutor for undergraduate students in chemistry, physics, and biology at the AUM Instructional Support Lab. 


TEACHER TRAINING


          Introduction to learning and teaching in higher education (ILTHE) course offered at Newcastle            University.

Publications