Monte Gates

Dr. Gates graduated with a BS in Experimental Psychology and a BA in Philosophy from Austin Peay State University in the United States. From there, he went on to complete a PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee (UT), where he researched how glial cells affect the development and repair of neural circuits in the central nervous system. After postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Anders Bjorklund at Lund University, Dr. Jeffrey Macklis at Harvard University, and Professor Stephen Dunnett at Cardiff University, he took up a lectureship position at Keele University. Here, his research focuses on the use of in vivo and in vitro models to understand how neuronal cells develop and find appropriate targets in the central nervous system, and how these processes may be manipulated as a strategy to repair motor circuitry defects.