Robert Meller, D.Phil. BSc

Robert Meller, D.Phil. BSc 



Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center F220
Phone: (404) 756-5789


University of Oxford (Keble College)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Neuropharmacology

University of Bristol
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology

Research Interests

Next Generation Sequencing approaches for point of care neurology diagnostics. Cellular responses to non-injurious stress(preconditioning) TRIM2 regulation of RNA degradation

Clinical Interests

Stroke, Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Alzheimer’s Disease, Space Radiation.


  • McDonald JT, Stainforth R, Miller J, Cahill T, da Silveira WA, Rathi KS, Hardiman G, Taylor D, Costes SV, Chauhan V, Meller R, Beheshti A. NASA GeneLab Platform Utilized for Biological Response to Space Radiation in Animal Models. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Feb 7;12(2). doi: 10.3390/cancers12020381. PubMed PMID: 32045996; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7072278.
  • Simon R, Meller R, Yang T, Pearson A, Wilson G. Enhancing Base Excision Repair of Mitochondrial DNA to Reduce Ischemic Injury Following Reperfusion. Transl Stroke Res. 2018 Dec 8. doi: 10.1007/s12975-018-0680-5. PubMed PMID: 30535792.
  • Hardy JJ, Mooney SR, Pearson AN, McGuire D, Correa DJ, Simon RP, Meller R. Assessing the accuracy of blood RNA profiles to identify patients with post-concussion syndrome: A pilot study in a military patient population. PloS one. 2017; 12(9):e0183113.
  • Meller R., Pearson A. N., Hardy J. J., Hall C. L., McGuire D., Frankel M. R. and Roger P. Simon Blood transcriptome changes after stroke in an African American population. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2016.
  • Thompson S, Pearson AN, Ashley MD, Jessick V, Murphy BM, Gafken P, Henshall DC, Morris KT, Simon RP, Meller R. Identification of a novel Bcl-2-interacting mediator of cell death (Bim) E3 ligase, tripartite motif-containing protein 2 (TRIM2), and its role in rapid ischemic tolerance-induced neuroprotection. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jun 3;286(22):19331-9. Epub 2011 Apr 8

Honors and Awards

  • 2005: Membership of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 1998-1994: Wellcome Prize Studentship