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

Molecular response of neurons to brief stress

Regulation of gene expression following stress

Identifying molecular diagnostic signatures of gene expression

Identifying signatures following stroke, sickle cell anemia and following concussion


Camie L Meller, Robert Meller, Roger P Simon and Jason E Podrabsky: Patterns of ubiquitination and SUMOylation associated with exposure to anoxia in embryos of the annual killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus.  J Comp Physiol B. 2014 Feb;184(2):235-47.

Veronica J. Jessick, Mian Xie, Andrea N. Pearson, Dan J. Torrey Michelle, Ashley Simon Thompson, Robert Meller.  Investigating the role of the Actin Regulating complex ARP2/3 in rapid ischemic tolerance induced neuro-protection.  Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2013 Dec 15;5(4):216-27.

Robert Meller, Lorena Galvern, Jing Quan Lan, Esther Han, Jason Bauer, and Katherine T. Morris.  Programmed Cell Death in a Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated with Yttrium-90 and Doxorubicin-Loaded Beads. J. Vasc. Int. Radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Oct;24(10):1537-42.  

Meller, R. and R.P. Simon, Tolerance to Ischemia- An increasingly complex biology.  Translational Stroke Research 2013. 4(1): p. 40-50.

McKiernan RC, Jimenez-Mateos EM, Bray I, Engel T, Brennan GP, Sano T, Michalak Z, Moran C, Delanty N, Farrell M, O'Brien D, Meller R, Simon RP, Stallings RL, Henshall DC.  Reduced Mature MicroRNA Levels in Association with Dicer Loss in Human Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Hippocampal Sclerosis. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e35921

Honors and Awards

2005: Membership of the Society for Neuroscience

1998-1994: Wellcome Prize Studentship