Probiotic and Prebiotic modulation of Brain Function

Dr Burnet received a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry in 1985 from Hull University, an MSc in Neurochemistry from the Institute of Psychiatry, London, in 1986, and a PhD from Imperial College, London, in 1989. From 1989-1992, he was a post-doctoral Fogarty Visiting Fellow at the NIMH, USA, where he developed his interest in the neurobiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders. In 1992, Dr Burnet received an MRC Training Fellowship at the University Department of Psychiatry, Oxford, to study the neuropharmacology of antipsychotics drugs and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Dr Burnet is now an Associate Professor, and is currently investigating how the augmentation of gut microbial growth with prebiotics influences brain function.