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Dr Michael J Hurley PhD

Research Fellow in Neuroimmunology

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Dr Hurley joined Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton in November 2017 as a Research Fellow in Neuroimmunology.

Career history

2017-present: Research Fellow, University of Southampton, UK.
2011-2017: Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK.
2006-2011: Career break.
2003-2006: Research Associate, King’s College London, UK.
2000-2003: Research Associate, Institute of Child Health, UK.
1997-2000: Research Associate, University of Miami, USA.
1994-2000: Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK.

Academic qualifications

1991-1994: PhD, University of London, UK.
1987-1991: BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, University of London, UK.




Research interests

Dr Hurley is interested in finding effective treatments to reduce neuroinflammation and prevent neurodegeneration in the CNS by studying the mechanisms involved in these processes.

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

Affiliate research group

Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG)

Research project(s)

The role of IgG Fc receptors in the pathogenesis of age related macular degeneration and its implications for therapeutic intervention.

Using novel models for AMD, we will investigate the functional role of antibodies in disease onset and progression.


Dr Michael J Hurley
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number:SGH/LD30

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