John Stein (physiologist)
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John Frederick Stein
|Institutions||University of Oxford|
|Doctoral students||Daniel Wolpert|
John Frederick Stein PhD FRCPath FMedSci is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, where he holds a Professorship in physiology. He has research interests in the neurological basis of dyslexia.
A doctor of philosophy, Stein became a research biologist and neurologist and took up a teaching career. He is active in furthering the medical benefits of animal testing, speaking at pro-testing rallies and demonstrations, and has defended animal testing in high-profile television interviews.
He is the chair of the Dyslexia Research Trust and is a proponent of the magnocellular theory of dyslexia. He has supervised many medical and physiology students at the University conducting laboratory work investigating the theory. He is a trustee of the Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour and Chair of the Institute's Science Advisory Council.
Stein came into the public eye when Gordon Brown suggested a student had been discriminated against because of her state school education. This was despite the fact that she had comparable qualifications to the accepted applicants, who came from a broad range of backgrounds.
Stein was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014.
Deep brain stimulation
Alongside his former D.Phil. student, Joe Taylor, Stein has advocated a new theory of central noradrenergic deficiency in Dyslexia. Taylor and Stein have proposed that increasing noradrenergic output from the locus coeruleus via a subcortical irradiance detection pathway may prove effective in the treatment of the condition.
- Charity Commission. THE DYSLEXIA RESEARCH TRUST, registered charity no. 1052989.
- Charity Commission. INSTITUTE FOR FOOD, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR, registered charity no. 517817.
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- Taylor, Visser and Stein. The efficacy of spectral filters in the upregulation of retinohypothalamic drive. Program No. 927.13. 2007. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2007.