Prof. Perry Bartlett PhD, FAA

Professor Perry Bartlett, the inaugural Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (2003-15), holds the Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience at The University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a past NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and ARC Federation Fellow.

He has been responsible for ground-breaking discoveries, most prominent was his laboratory’s discovery (1992) of the presence of stem cells in the adult brain that had the capacity to produce new neurons. His group was first to isolate and characterise these stem cells in 2001, and more recently revealed the presence of a latent hippocampal stem cell population that influences learning and memory.