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Robert Hindges

Short CV

Diploma (Biology) University of Zürich, Switzerland
PhD (Mol.Biology) University of Zürich, Switzerland
1998 – 2006 Research Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA
Since 2006 Lecturer and Principle Investigator, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London.


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Scientifc Interest

  • Establishment of visual circuitry in healthy and diseased states
  • Pathfinding and targeting decisions by retinal ganglion cell axons
  • Formation of retinal cell subtypes and their specific synaptic interactions


  • British Society for Developmental Neurobiology
  • Swiss Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics (ZMG)
  • Society for Neuroscience (USA)
  • International Society for Developmental Neuroscience
  • International Society for Transgenic Technologies
Robert Hindges
Robert Hindges

Research Group

Visual mapping and circuits group

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King’s College London

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

New Hunt’s House
Guy’s Campus
SE1 1UL London
United Kongdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 7848 8157
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 6550


Visual mapping and circuits group

Key Publications

  1. Pinter, R. & Hindges, R. (2010).
    Perturbations of MicroRNA Function in Mouse Dicer Mutants Produce Retinal Defects and Lead to Aberrant Axon Pathfinding at the Optic Chiasm,
    PLoS ONE 5(4): e10021.
  2. van Diepen, M.T., Parsons, M., Downes, C.P., Leslie, N.R., Hindges, R. & Eickholt, B.J. (2009).
    MyosinV controls PTEN function and neuronal cell size.
    Nature Cell Biol. 11: 1191-1196.
  3. Marler, K., Becker-Barroso, E., Martinez, A., Llovera, M., Wentzel, C., Poopalasundaram, S., Hindges, R., Soriano, E., Comella, J. & Drescher, U. (2008).
    A TrkB - ephrinA interaction controls retinal axon branching and synaptogenesis.
    J. Neuroscience 28: 12700-12712.
  4. Reber, M., Hindges, R. & Lemke, G (2007).
    Eph receptors and ephrin ligands in axon guidance.
    Adv Exp Med Biol. 621:32-49.
  5. Pak, W., Hindges, R., Lim, Y.-S., Pfaff, S.L. & O’Leary, D.D.M. (2004).
    Magnitude of binocular vision controlled by Islet-2 repression of a genetic program that specifies laterality of retinal axon pathfinding.
    Cell 119: 567-578.
  6. McLaughlin, T., Hindges, R., Yates, P.A. & O’Leary, D.D.M. (2003).
    Bifunctional action of ephrin-B1 as a repellent and attractant to control bidirectional branch extension in dorsal-ventral retinotopic mapping.
    Development 130: 2407-2418.
  7. McLaughlin, T., Hindges, R. & O’Leary, D.D.M. (2003).
    Regulation of axial patterning of the retina and its topographic mapping in the brain.
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology 13: 57-69.
  8. Hindges, R., McLaughlin, T., Genoud, N., Henkemeyer, M. & O’Leary, D.D.M. (2002).
    EphB forward signaling controls directional branch extension and arborization required for dorsal-ventral retinotopic mapping.
    Neuron 35: 475-487.
  9. Mui, S.H., Hindges, R., O'Leary, D.D.M., Lemke, G. & Bertuzzi, S. (2002).
    The homeodomain protein Vax2 patterns both the dorsoventral and nasotemporal axes of the eye.
    Development 129: 797-804
  10. Bertuzzi, S., Hindges, R., Mui, S.H., O’Leary, D.D.M. & Lemke, G. (1999).
    The homeoboxprotein Vax1 is required for axon guidance and major tract formation in the developing forebrain.
    Genes & Development 13: 3092-3105.

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