Dr Tobias Merson

 - Chief Investigator

Research focus: Cellular and molecular interactions between neurons and myelin-forming oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system, towards developing strategies to promote myelin repair in diseases such as multiple sclerosis

Dr Merson completed undergraduate studies in biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Queensland and received his PhD from the University of Melbourne for graduate studies on adult neurogenesis conducted at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He undertook post-doctoral training at the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne as an NHMRC/MS Research Australia Betty Cuthbert Fellow. In 2013, he established an independent laboratory within the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health as a Melbourne Neuroscience Institute Fellow. 

In 2016, Dr Merson was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and was appointed Group Leader in Multiple Sclerosis Research at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University. 

Tobias is on the Early Career Researcher Committee.