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John Isaac



John Isaac

John Isaac

Senior Director, Scientific Project Lead


Why I'm a JPAL

strong interest in the JLABS model. Familiarity with Syndesi - both the science and the leadership- and a strong desire for JLABS Be to maximise its potential


John Isaac joined Johnson & Johnson in September 2016 as Senior Director, identifying and advancing collaborative opportunities in Alzheimer’s Disease and mood disorders. Prior to this John was Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the Wellcome Trust (2014-2016). Previous to that he worked at Eli Lilly in the UK leading a team of labs dedicated to identifying new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. John obtained a BSc in Pharmacology and Biochemistry at the University of Southampton in 1990. His postdoctoral training was with Rob Malenka and Roger Nicol at UCSF. He has held tenured academic positions at University of Bristol and at the National Institutes of Health, USA. John has published > 80 peer-reviewed research papers with >10,000 citations and holds honorary professorships at University of Toronto and at University College London.