Associate Professor Russell Dale
Petre Associate Professor Paediatric Neurology Research
C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
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Dr Dale is a paediatric neurologist. His clinical interests are brain inflammation syndromes including such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis; post-infectious movement disorders such as Sydenham's chorea, PANDAS and encephalitis lethargica; and childhood movement disorders including Tourette syndrome.
His laboratory interests are acute onset brain inflammation and brain autoimmunity, including: the role of novel autoantibodies in post-infectious movement disorders and behavioural syndromes; the immunological differences between monophasic brain demyelination syndromes such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM;) and chronic relapsing demyelination such as multiple sclerosis.
Current national competitive grants*
Autoimmune NMDAR encephalitis in children
Brilot-Turville F, Dale R
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($481,996 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
Neuroscience/Neuroimmunology Research: Role of antibody in brain immune-mediated diseases
The role of autoantibodies against neuronal receptors in immune-mediated neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Honours project opportunities
Studying T cell responses to brain antigens in movement and psychiatric disorders in children
Understanding how autoantibodies are pathogenic in multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases in children