Dr Alexander Bryson

Senior Research Fellow

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Alexander Bryson profile


Dr Bryson is a neurologist and epilepsy specialist, and a Senior Research Fellow within the Ion Channels and Human Diseases group. He has research interests in the mechanisms of epilepsy and antiseizure treatments, and his previous work has combined multi-scale modelling and in vitro electrophysiology to explore the mechanisms of genetic forms of epilepsy.

Dr Bryson is currently undertaking postdoctoral work at Columbia University and his research uses optical imaging and in vivo models to characterise microcircuit dysfunction in epilepsy. Dr Bryson is also a CI on an MRFF grant investigating novel therapies for Functional Neurological Disorder.

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Senior Research Fellow, Ion Channel and Human Disease Group, The Florey
  • Consultant Neurologist, Eastern Health, Austin Health

Awards and achievements

  • 2023 – Australian Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2023 – Brain Australia grant
  • 2023 – International Society of Neurochemistry trainee award
  • 2022 – Brain Foundation grant
  • 2022 – Craig Drummond PhD award
  • 2021 – Mendelsohn PhD award
  • 2021 – MRFF Innovative Therapies for Mental Illness grant
  • 2019 – UCB clinical epilepsy scholarship
  • 2018 – NHMRC postgraduate scholarship
  • 2016 – Brain Foundation grant

Research publications


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