Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Lecturer in Neurogenomics, UK DRI Group Leader



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Alexi completed his PhD at University College London investigating the function of epigenetic regulators during brain development. During his postdoctoral fellowship at MIT he investigated the role of epigenetics in postnatal development and autism-related behaviors. His research at the University of California, San Diego examined epigenetic mechanisms underlying age-related brain disorders and he identified microglia as associated with the genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alexi's group utilizes nuclei isolation methods and genome-wide sequencing approaches to examine the epigenome of brain cell types using patient-derived archived tissue. Functional interrogation of disease-associated gene regulatory regions will employ CRISPR DNA-editing technology of pluripotent stem cells derived into brain cell types. Using a combination of these approaches, Alexi will examine the epigenome of the human brain to understand how genetic variation contributes to age-related brain disorders.

Alexi is looking for motivated postdocs, students and research scientists to join his group.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nott A, Holtman IR, 2023, Genetic insights into immune mechanisms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:14, ISSN:1664-3224, Pages:1-15

Murphy KB, Nott A, Marzi SJ, 2021, CHAS, a deconvolution tool, infers cell type-specific signatures in bulk brain histone acetylation studies of brain disorders

Nott A, Schlachetzki JCM, Fixsen BR, et al., 2021, Nuclei isolation of multiple brain cell types for omics interrogation, Nature Protocols, Vol:16, ISSN:1754-2189, Pages:1629-1646

Nott A, Holtman IR, Coufal NG, et al., 2019, Brain cell type-specific enhancer-promoter interactome maps and disease-risk association, Science, Vol:366, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1134-1139

Nott A, Glass CK, 2018, Immune memory in the brain, Nature, Vol:556, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:312-313

Nott A, Cheng J, Gao F, et al., 2016, Histone deacetylase 3 associates with MeCP2 to regulate FOXO and social behavior, Nature Neuroscience, Vol:19, ISSN:1097-6256, Pages:1497-1505

Seneviratne U, Nott A, Bhat VB, et al., 2016, S-nitrosation of proteins relevant to Alzheimer's disease during early stages of neurodegeneration, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:113, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:4152-4157

Nott A, Cho S, Seo J, et al., 2015, HDAC2 expression in parvalbumin interneurons regulates synaptic plasticity in the mouse visual cortex., Neuroepigenetics, Vol:1, ISSN:2214-7845, Pages:34-40

Nott A, Nitarska J, Veenvliet JV, et al., 2013, S-nitrosylation of HDAC2 regulates the expression of the chromatin-remodeling factor Brm during radial neuron migration., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Vol:110, Pages:3113-3118

Nott A, Riccio A, 2009, Nitric oxide-mediated epigenetic mechanisms in developing neurons, Cell Cycle, Vol:8, ISSN:1538-4101, Pages:725-730

Nott A, Watson PM, Robinson JD, et al., 2008, <i>S</i>-nitrosylation of histone deacetylase 2 induces chromatin remodelling in neurons, Nature, Vol:455, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:411-U67

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