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Research Groups

Information about the Centre's Principal Investigators and their research groups.

Table of all PIs with links to profile pages.

Name Research interest Research theme
Becker, Catherina Development and regeneration of the zebrafish nervous system Injury and Repair
Becker, Thomas Development and regeneration of the zebrafish nervous system Injury and Repair
Brophy, Peter Molecular and cell biology of axon-glia interactions in health and disease Injury and Repair
Brunton, Paula Stress Physiology

Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance     

Busch, Emanuel Physiology and genetics of sensory neural circuits in C. elegans Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour                  
Cobb, Stuart  Novel therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Cousin, Michael Presynaptic Cell Biology Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Davies, Jamie Organogenesis, synthetic biology, databases Genes and Development                   
Daw, Michael Developmental Physiology of the Barrel Cortex Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour        
Denholm, Barry Organ development and physiology Genes and Development   
Doitsidou, Maria Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons Ageing and Degeneration                  
Dudchenko, Paul    
Duguid, Ian Neural circuits and motor behaviour Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour        
Dutia, Mayank The vestibular system and cerebellum                  
Evans, Mark Calcium signalling & hypoxia-response coupling

Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 

Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance         

Flatman, Peter Control of membrane transport within the cell Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance                      
Fleetwood-Walker, Susan Molecular mechanisms of pain and analgesia Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Fowler, Jill Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in stroke and dementia Ageing and Degeneration
Gillingwater, Tom New therapies for neurodegenerative diseases Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour                  
Gkogkas, Christos Translational control in neuropsychiatric diseases Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour        
Greiss, Sebastian Genetic code expansion and neural circuits Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour                  
Hall, Andrew Chondrocytes, cartilage and osteoarthritis  Ageing and Degeneration          
Hardingham, Giles Protective & degenerative signalling in the CNS Ageing and Degeneration       
Herrgen, Leah Molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain repair Injury and Repair
Horsburgh, Karen Influence of vascular dysfunction on cognitive decline: relevant to ageing, vascular and Alzheimer's disease Ageing and Degeneration
Jackson, Mandy Purkinje cell dysfunction and degeneration Ageing and Degeneration               
Jarman, Andrew Developmental control of sensory neurogenesis and ciliogenesis Genes and Development  
Jones, Ross Structure and function of the human neuromuscular junction Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour   
Kind, Peter Disorders of Brain Development Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour                  
Leng, Gareth Physiology of neuroendocrine networks Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance               
Le Tissier, Paul Regulation of the anterior pituitary gland Genes and Development               
Livesey, Matthew Human stem cell models of neurological disease  Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour  
Livingstone, Dawn Steroid hormone signalling Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance                       
Ludwig, Mike Neuropeptides and their effects on behaviour Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance                    
Luksys, Gedi    
Lyons, David Mechanisms of myelinated axon formation, function and repair Genes and Development  
Maciver, Sutherland The protein Actin and the biology of amoebae Genes and Development                   
Mason, John Embryonic development of the forebrain Genes and Development        
Meijer, Dies Molecular genetics of myelination and synapse formation Genes and Development  
McColl, Barry Neuroimmune mechanisms influencing brain injury and disease Ageing and Degeneration, Injury and Repair       
Menzies, John Appetite control and food choice Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance                          
Mitchell, Rory Receptor-mediated signal transduction Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour               
Morris, Richard Neurobiology of learning and memory Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour
Murray, Joanne Growth and development of the ovarian follicle Genes and Development                     
Murray, Lyndsay Degeneration of motor neurons Ageing and Degeneration                 
Nolan, Matthew Neural circuits and computation Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour       
O'Hara, Laura Sex steroid receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary Genes and Development
Olverman, Henry Human mood disorders Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Osterweil, Emily mRNA translation and synaptic connections Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour        
Pawson,  Adam Curation and annotation of databases Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance                     
Paxton, Jennifer Musculoskeletal tissue engineering Injury and Repair                  
Pennetta, Guisy Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases Ageing and Degeneration                 
Pratt, Tom Roles of carbohydrates in the developing brain Genes and Development                 
Price, David How brains are made Genes and Development              
Ribchester, Richard Neuromuscular connections Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Rochefort, Nathalie Neuronal processing of visual information Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour                   
Romano, Nicola Single cell information processing in the pituitary Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance                 
Shipston, Mike Ion channel physiology Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance         
Sieger, Dirk Microglia-tumour interactions. Injury and Repair
Simmen, Martin Computational modelling of nucleosome positions Genes and Development                  
Skehel, Paul Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration Ageing and Degeneration                
Smillie, Karen synaptic vesicle recycling Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Spears, Norah Female reproductive development Genes and Development                  
Spires-Jones, Tara Degenerative brain diseases and ageing Ageing and Degeneration
Stefan, Melanie Understanding of learning and memory Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour        
Sürmeli, Gülşen

Neural circuits of memory

Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour   
Telfer, Evelyn Follicle and oocyte development Genes and Development                 
Theil, Thomas Patterning and axon pathfinding in the forebrain Genes and Development                
Torsney, Carole Somatosensory plasticity Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour    
van den Driesche, Sander Male reproductive health and disorders Genes and Development             
Wood, Emma Memory and Space Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour 
Wyllie, David Physiology and pharmacology of ion channels Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour               
Zhang, HongYan Locomotor control and rhythm generation in simple animal model systems Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour