James A Bourne

James A Bourne, PhD


Regular Senior Investigator NIMH

Bethesda, MD US


James Bourne completed his undergraduate degree at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London and his PhD in Neuropharmacology at King’s College, London, before moving to Australia to undertake a Postdoctoral position. Receiving an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2003 and then an NHMRC RD Wright (CDA II) in 2007, for which he received an NHMRC Achievement Award for the “top-ranked CDA Fellowship (Level 2) application in the country”, James now runs his own group in the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University. James has published over 35 original articles, many in leading journals in the field, and currently serves on the editorial board of four journals. As one of the leaders in neuroscience in Australia, he has gone on to forge numerous collaborations within Australia and internationally, including the NIH (USA) and CSIRO.

Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience
Disorders of the Nervous System
Neuroregeneration and Repair
Neuroscience of Aging
Sensory Systems Neuroscience
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Cell Culture
Data Analysis and Statistics
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Histochemistry and Tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
In vivo Monitoring
Molecular Approaches
Optical methods
Species: Vertebrate
Therapeutic Techniques

SfN Service History

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