Please note that this consultant does not offer direct consultations to patients. Other consultants may refer to them to seek their expertise in your treatment.

Professional background


  • 2017: Clinical lecturer and honorary consultant neuropathologist, division of neuropathology, department of clinical and movement neurosciences, Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • 2016: Consultant neuropathologist, division of neuropathology, NHNN


  • 2006: Medical degree, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
  • 2010: Completion of pathology training, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
  • 2010: FEBN fellow of European Board of Pathology, European Board of Pathology, UEMS
  • 2014: EFN European fellow of neuropathology, Euro-CNS and UEMS subspecialty board
  • 2014: FRCPath neuropathology, Royal College of Pathologists

Research interests

Neurooncology, neurodegeneration, peripheral nerve disease


5 Key publications:

  • Jaunmuktane, Z., D. Capper, D. T. W. Jones, D. Schrimpf, M. Sill, M. Dutt, N. Suraweera, S. M. Pfister, A. von Deimling and S. Brandner (2019). "Methylation array profiling of adult brain tumours: diagnostic outcomes in a large, single centre." Acta Neuropathol Commun 7(1): 24
  • Jaunmuktane, Z., A. Quaegebeur, R. Taipa, M. Viana-Baptista, R. Barbosa, C. Koriath, R. Sciot, S. Mead and S. Brandner (2018). "Evidence of amyloid-beta cerebral amyloid angiopathy transmission through neurosurgery." Acta Neuropathol 135(5): 671-679
  • Mok T, Jaunmuktane Z, Joiner S, Campbell T, Morgan C, Wakerley B, et al. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a Patient with Heterozygosity at PRNP Codon 129. The New England journal of medicine. 2017;376(3):292-4
  • Brandner S, Jaunmuktane Z. Prion disease: experimental models and reality. Acta neuropathologica. 2017;133(2):197-222
  • Jaunmuktane Z, Mead S, Ellis M, Wadsworth JD, Nicoll AJ, Kenny J, Launchbury F, Linehan J, Richard-Loendt A, Walker AS, Rudge P, Collinge J, Brandner S. Evidence for human transmission of amyloid-beta pathology and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Nature. 2015;525(7568):247-50