David Lyons received his B.Sc. (Neuroscience, 1999) and Ph.D. (Developmental Biology, 2003) from University College London. He then undertook postdoctoral work at Stanford University in the Department of Developmental Biology with Prof. William Talbot (2004-2009). In 2009, Dr. Lyons joined the Centre for Neuroregeneration through a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship. Dr Lyons was awarded a Research Prize from the Lister Institute in 2012 and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust in 2014.
- Snaidero N, Möbius W, Czopka T, Hekking LH, Mathisen C, Verkleij D, Goebbels S, Edgar J, Merkler D, Lyons DA, Nave KA, Simons M. Myelin Membrane Wrapping of CNS Axons by PI(3,4,5)P3-Dependent Polarized Growth at the Inner Tongue. Cell. (2014) 156(1-2):277-90.
- Czopka, T, ffrench-Constant C, and Lyons DA. Individual oligodendrocytes have only a few hours in which to generate new myelin sheaths in vivo. Developmental Cell (2013) 25(6):599-609.
- Almeida RG, Czopka, T, ffrench-Constant C, and Lyons DA. Individual axons regulate the myelinating potential of single oligodendrocytes in vivo. Development (2011) 138: 4443-4450
- Czopka T and Lyons DA. Dissecting mechanisms of myelinated axon formation using zebrafish. Methods Cell Biology (2011) 105: 25-62
- Lyons DA, Naylor SG, Scholze, and Talbot WS. Kif1b is essential for mRNA localization in oligodendrocytes and development of myelinated axons. Nature Genetics. (2009) 41: 854-858.