Biomedical Sciences

Academic staff based in Centres

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Dr Till Bachmann Reader and Online MSc Programme Director 0131 242 9438 DIPM Diagnostics, biosensors, and pathogen detection.
Prof Catherina Becker Deputy Director of CDBS and Professor of Neural Development and Regeneration 0131 242 7983 CDBS Development and regeneration of the zebrafish nervous system
Dr Thomas Becker Senior Lecturer/Programme Director 0131 242 6225 CDBS Development and regeneration of the zebrafish nervous system
Prof Peter Brophy Professor 0131 242 7981 CDBS Molecular and cell biology of axon-glia interactions in health and disease
Dr Paula Brunton ZJU Academic Track Lecturer 0131 651 1507 CDBS Stress physiology
Dr Emanuel Busch Chancellors Fellow 0131 651 1727 CDBS Physiology and genetics of sensory neural circuits in C.elegans


Dr Stuart Cobb Reader in Neuroscience 0131 650 9858 CDBS Novel therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders
Prof Michael Cousin

Professor of Neuronal Cell Biology and Head of Pre-Clinical Research at the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre 0131 650 3259 CDBS Presynaptic cell biology


Prof Jamie Davies

Professor of Experimental Anatomy 0131 650 2999 CDBS Organ Development, Tissue Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Bioinformatic support for all of the above
Dr Michael Daw

Edinburgh-Zhejiang Lecturer 0131 650 3722 CDBS Developmental physiology of the Barrel Cortex
Dr Barry Denholm Lecturer 0131 650 9880 CDBS Organ development and physiology
Dr Maria Doitsidou Chancellors Fellow 0131 651 1727 CDBS Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons
Prof Ian Duguid

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Cellular and Systems Neuroscience 0131 650 3113 CDBS Neural circuits and motor behaviour


Prof Mark Evans

Professor of Cellular Pharmacology 0131 651 1501 CDBS Calcium signalling & hypoxia-response coupling


Dr Peter Flatman

Senior Lecturer in Physiology 0131 650 3254 CDBS Control of membrane within the cell
Prof Susan Fleetwood-Walker

Professor of Sensory Neuroscience 0131 651 1696 CDBS Molecular mechanisms of pain and analgesia


Prof Tom Gillingwater

Professor of Anatomy 0131 650 3724 CDBS New therapies for neurodegenerative diseases
Dr Christos Gkogkas Chancellors Fellow 0131 650 3507 CDBS Translational control in neuropsychiatric diseases
Dr Sebastian Greiss Chancellors Fellow 0131 651 1727 CDBS Genetic code expansion and neural circuits


Prof Jürgen Haas  Director, Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine 0131 242 6859 DIPM Genetic polymorphisms
Dr Patrick Hadoke Senior Academic Fellow in Pharmacology 0131 242 6742 CVS Atherosclerosis, Angiogenesis, glucocorticoids, androgens, stem cells, imaging.
Dr Andrew Hall Reader 0131 650 3263 CDBS Chondrocytes, cartilage and osteoarthritis
Prof Giles Hardingham

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology 0131 650 7961 CDBS Protective & degenerative signalling in the CNS
Dr Leah Herrgen Principal Investigator 0131 242 9448 CDBS Molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain repair
Prof Karen Horsburgh Principal Investigator 0131 242 6216 CDBS Influence of vascular dysfunction on cognitive decline:relevant to ageing, vascular and Alzheimers disease


Dr Mandy Jackson

Senior Lecturer 0131 650 7518 CDBS Purkinje cell dysfunction and degeneration
Prof Andrew Jarman

Professor of Developmental Cell Biology 0131 650 3737 CDBS Developmental control of sensory neurogenesis and ciliogenesis


Prof Peter Kind Director, Patrick Wild Centre and Director, Simons Initiative  for the Developing Brain 0131 651 1762 CDBS Disorders of brain development


Prof Gareth Leng

Professor of Experimental Physiology 0131 650 2869 CDBS Physiology of neuroendocrine networks
Dr Paul Le Tissier Lecturer 0131 650 3107 CDBS Regulation of the anterior pituitary gland
Dr Dawn Livingstone

Lecturer 0131 650 9880 CDBS Steroid hormone signalling
Prof David Lyons Professor of Neurobiology 0131 242 7978 CDBS Mechanisms of myelinated axon formation, function and repair
Prof Mike Ludwig

Professor of Neurophysiology 0131 650 3275 CDBS Neuropeptides and their effects on behaviour


Dr Sutherland Maciver

Reader 0131 650 3714 CDBS The protein Actin and the biology of amoebae
Dr John Mason Reader 0131 650 6820 CDBS Embryonic development of the forebrain
Prof Dies Meijer Professor of Cellular Neurobiology 0131 242 6238 CDBS Molecular genetics of myelination and synapse formation
Dr John Menzies ZJU UG Programme Director 0131 651 1711 CDBS Appetite control and food choice
Dr Gracan Michlewski ZJU Academic Track Lecturer   DIPM Regulation of gene expression, RNA processing and innate immune response to RNA viruses
Dr Rory Mitchell

Senior Lecturer 0131 650 3550 CDBS Receptor-mediated signal transduction
Prof Richard Morris Professor of Neuroscience 0131 650 3520 CDBS Neurobiology of learning and memory
Dr Joanne Murray

Senior Lecturer (Zhejiang) 0131 651 1711 CDBS Growth and development of the ovarian follicle
Dr Lyndsay Murray

Lecturer in Anatomy 0131 651 5985 CDBS Degeneration of motor neurons


Prof Matthew Nolan Professor of Neural Circuits and Computation 0131 650 9874 CDBS Neural circuits and computation


Dr Laura O'Hara Academic Track Lecturer (Zhejiang) 0131 651 1507 CDBS Sex steroid receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary
Dr Harry Olverman Senior Lecturer 0131 650 3523 CDBS Human mood disorders
Dr Iris Oren Chancellors Fellow 0131 651 1903 CDBS Memory and diseases
Dr Emily Osterweil Chancellors Fellow 0131 650 3722 CDBS mRNA translation and synaptic connections


Dr Jennifer Paxton

Lecturer in Anatomy 0131 651 5250 CDBS Musculoskeletal tissue engineering
Dr Guisy Pennetta Lecturer 0131 651 3201 CDBS Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases
Dr Kim Picozzi Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Principal Investigator 0131 242 9376 DIPM Global health, infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology, neglected zoonotic diseases
Dr Tom Pratt Lecturer 0131 650 3732 CDBS Roles of carbohydrates in the developing brain
Prof David Price

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology 0131 650 3262 CDBS How brains are made


Prof Richard Ribchester Professor of Cellular Neuroscience 0131 650 3256 CDBS Neuromuscular connections
Dr Nathalie Rochefort Chancellors Fellow 0131 650 3113 CDBS Neural processing of visual information
Dr Nicola Romano ZJU Academic Track lecturer 0131 651 1711 CDBS Single cell information processing in the pituitary


Dr Thamarai Dorai-Schneiders Principal Investigator 0131 242 6285 DIPM Antibiotic resistance, bacteria
Dr Mariela Scortti Senior Research Fellow 0131 651 3624 DIPM Molecular determinants of bacterial virulence
Prof Mike Shipston Dean, Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Physiology 0131 650 3253 CDBS Ion channel physiology
Dr Dirk Sieger Chancellors’s Fellow 0131 242 6161 CDBS

Microglia-tumour interactions

Dr Martin Simmen Lecturer 0131 651 1773 CDBS

Computational modelling of nucleosome positions

Dr Paul Skehel Senior lecturer 0131 651 1961 CDBS Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Dr Richard Sloan ZJU Academic Track Lecturer 0131 242 6281 DIPM Interferon induced transmembrane proteins, HIV, retroviruses
Dr Karen Smillie Lecturer 0131 651 1506 CDBS Signalling, neurones & networks
Prof Norah Spears

Professor of Reproductive Physiology 0131 650 3267 CDBS

Female reproductive development

Prof Tara Spires-Jones Deputy Director, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences 0131 651 1895 CDBS  Degenerative brain diseases and ageing
Dr Melanie Stefan

Edinburgh-Zhejiang Lecturer 0131 651 1711 CDBS Understanding of learning and memory


Dr Simon Talbot Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer 0131 242 6282 DIPM Antibodies, chimeric T-cell receptors
Prof Evelyn Telfer   CDBS Follicle and oocyte development
Dr Thomas Theil

Senior Lecturer 0131 650 3721 CDBS

Patterning and axon pathfinding in the forebrain

Dr Carole Torsney

0131 650 9881 CDBS Somatosensory plasticity


Dr Sander Van Den Driesche Edinburgh-Zhejiang Lecturer 0131 650 3112 CDBS Male reproductive health and disorders
Prof Jose Vazquez-Boland Chair of Infectious Diseases 0131 242 6288  DIPM Infection biology of bacterial intracellular pathogens


Prof Sue Welburn

Executive Dean, ZJU-UoE Institute and Professor of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology 0131 650 6457 DIPM Parasites, human sleeping sickness
Dr Emma Wood Reader 0131 650 3531 CDBS Memory and space
Prof David Wyllie

Director of CDBS and Professor of Ion Channel Physiology and Pharmacology 0131 650 4564 CDBS Physiology and pharmacology of ion channels


Zhang, HongYan Chancellors Fellow 0131 242 6799 CDBS

Locomotor control and rhythm generation in simple animal model systems