Dr Jon Wood


Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Population Health

Senior University Teacher

+44 114 222 2243

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Dr Jon Wood
Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Population Health
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
385a Glossop Road
S10 2HQ

Jon joined the department in 2001 after postdoctoral work on Huntington disease and other polyglutamine disorders at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff (1994-96) and the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore (1996-2001).

His research focused on molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders and neurodevelopmental pathways conferring susceptibility to psychiatric disease, prior to focusing on teaching.

Research interests

No current research projects


Journal articles


  • Ross CA, Ellerby LM, Wood JD & Nucifora Jr. FC (2005) Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA): model for Huntingdon's disease and other polyglutamine diseases In Beal MF, Lang AE & Ludolph AC (Ed.), Neurodegenerative Diseases (pp. 861-870). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross CA, Margolis RL, Becher MW, Wood JD, Engelender S & Sharp AH (1998) Pathogenesis of Polyglutamine Neurodegenerative Diseases:Towards a Unifying Mechanism In Wells RD, Warren ST & Sarmiento M (Ed.), Genetic instabilities and hereditary neurological diseases (pp. 761-776). Academic Press RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Lucy Sharples

Teaching activities

Course lead for MSc Clinical Neurology and MSc Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration.

Also teaches on the MBChB programme, MSc Translational Neuropathology, MSc Clinical Neurology, MSc Genomic Medicine and MSc Molecular Medicine.

Jon is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senate Fellow for his work in development of a video resource for neuroanatomy teaching.