Robert Meller, D.Phil.

Robert Meller, D.Phil. 

Associate Professor


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


University of Oxford
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Neuropharmacology

University of Bristol
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology

Research Interests

  • Stroke
  • Concussion
  • Neuronal Injury
  • Intracellular signaling cascades
  • Gene expression and Non-coding RNA
  • Adaptive response to sub-lethal stress
  • Discovery of blood-based biomarkers for neurological disorders
  • RNA-sequencing
  • Bioinformatics


Assessing the accuracy of blood RNA profiles to identify patients with post-concussion syndrome: A pilot study in a military patient population. Hardy JJ, Mooney SR, Pearson AN, McGuire D, Correa DJ, Simon RP, Meller R. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 1;12(9):e0183113.

Sleep Is Critical for Remote Preconditioning-Induced Neuroprotection. Brager AJ, Yang T, Ehlen JC, Simon RP, Meller R, Paul KN.
Sleep. 2016 Nov 1;39(11):2033-2040

Blood transcriptome changes after stroke in an African American population. Meller R, Pearson AN, Hardy JJ, Hall CL, McGuire D, Frankel MR, Simon RP. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 Jan 15;3(2):70-81.

Dynamic changes in DNA methylation in ischemic tolerance. Meller R, Pearson A, Simon RP. Front Neurol. 2015 May 15;6:102.

A critical review of mechanisms regulating remote preconditioning-induced brain protection. Meller R, Simon RP. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Nov 15;119(10):1135-42.

Honors and Awards

2005: Membership of the Society for Neuroscience

1998-1994: Wellcome Prize Studentship