Kim Tieu, Ph.D.

Kim Tieu, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Plymouth University
Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry
John Bull Bldg., Tamar Science Park
Research Way, Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BU

Research Bio

Please note that Kim Tieu has relocated his lab to the UK (


Novel Gene Therapy for Cell Death and Dysfunction

United States Serial NO.: 14/131,947
Filed Date: July 12, 2012
Title: Treating Neurological Disease or Injury with a Dynamin-Related Protein 1 (DRP1) Encoding Nucleic Acid
Invented by: Kim Tieu, William Bowers, Phillip Rappold

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Nov 5
Rappold PM, Cui M, Grima JC, Fan RZ, de Mesy-Bentley KL, Chen L, Zhuang X, Bowers WJ, Tieu K. "Drp1 inhibition attenuates neurotoxicity and dopamine release deficits in vivo." Nature communications. 2014 Nov 5; 5:5244. Epub 2014 Nov 05.
2014 Mar
Tieu K, Xia XG. "Cytosolic PINK1 escapes from mitochondria to promote dendritic outgrowth." Journal of neurochemistry. 2014 Mar; 128(6):787-9. Epub 2013 Nov 22.
Jin YN, Yu YV, Gundemir S, Jo C, Cui M, Tieu K, Johnson GV. "Impaired mitochondrial dynamics and Nrf2 signaling contribute to compromised responses to oxidative stress in striatal cells expressing full-length mutant huntingtin." PloS one. 2013 8(3):e57932. Epub 2013 Mar 01.
2012 Apr 17
Lovatt D, Xu Q, Liu W, Takano T, Smith NA, Schnermann J, Tieu K, Nedergaard M. "Neuronal adenosine release, and not astrocytic ATP release, mediates feedback inhibition of excitatory activity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012 Apr 17; 109(16):6265-70. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
2012 Jan
Fujita T, Williams EK, Jensen TK, Smith NA, Takano T, Tieu K, Nedergaard M. "Cultured astrocytes do not release adenosine during hypoxic conditions." Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2012 Jan; 32(1):e1-7. Epub 2011 Oct 12.


Post-doctoral training | Columbia University, Dept. Neurology2004
PhD | Neuropsychiatry | Canada-U Saskatchewan Coll Med2001
BS | Pharmacy | Canada-U Saskatchewan1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Post-doctoral Fellow, Columbia University, New York, New York 2004