Emma Dumble

Research Assistant

  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Contact details



Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
Chancellor's Building
Edinburgh Bioquarter
49 Little France Crescent

Post code
EH16 4SB


Two-year Master's in Developmental Biology- Sorbonne Université (France), 2021.

BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Science - Cardiff University, 2015.

Research summary

Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) form around 5% of the central nervous system and have long been known to give rise to myelinating oligodendrocytes. However, there are far more OPCs than ever differentiate into myelinating oligodendrocytes.

I am working to investigate the non-myelinating roles of OPCs, including how they might be sculpting the visual system in zebrafish. I am currently developing new protocols for CRISPR/Cas9 mediated knock-ins in zebrafish allowing visualisation of endogenous protein expression.