Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research


Dr James Cox

Mammalian Sensory Genetics

Tel: 020 7679 6704
Email: j.j.cox@ucl.ac.uk

James Cox is a Senior Lecturer working within Prof John Wood's Molecular Nociception Group at University College London. 

Dr Cox graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2001 having studied Medical Science, specialising in cell and molecular biology. Inspired by Dr Tessa Webb to study the genetics of learning disability, Dr Cox joined Prof Lucy Raymond's team at the Dept of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge and in 2004 completed his Ph.D. in human molecular genetics. 

In 2005, he was a founder member of Prof Geoff Woods' University of Cambridge research team, investigating the genetic basis of several human neuronal disorders, including Primary Microcephaly, MORM Syndrome and Channelopathy-associated Insensitivity to Pain. 

In order to focus on the genetics of pain, Dr Cox collaborated and then joined Prof John Wood's team at University College London where he identified the gene responsible for Familial Episodic Pain Syndrome. In 2011 Dr Cox, with MRC support, started his own research team and in 2016 became a Senior Lecturer at UCL. For further information about current research areas please see the Molecular Nociception webpage http://www.ucl.ac.uk/molecular-nociception-group/

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