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  • Dan Ma Dr Dan Ma
    Study on the mechanisms of adult stem/precursor cell-mediated CNS remyelination, with particular interest in the epigenetic regulation.
  • Lucy MacGregor
    My research explores the neurocognitive processes involved in spoken language comprehension, using mainly MEG, EEG and behavioural methodologies.
  • Dr Janet Maguire
    The aim of our research is to identify the function of G-protein coupled receptors and their ligands in the human cerebrovascular system in health and disease. The majority of research output has focussed on a family of three bioactive peptides, ...
  • Omar Mahroo Dr Omar Mahroo MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOphth
    In conjunction with Trevor Lamb FRS (now at the Australian National University), I am investigating aspects of retinal function by recording the electroretinogram (ERG) from human subjects, particularly during recovery following exposure to intens...
  • Elijah Mak Elijah Mak
    I am a Gates Cambridge scholar working on my PhD at the Department of Psychiatry. Broadly, my research interest relates to the use of multi-modal neuroimaging techniques to characterise structural and functional deficits in dementia and related co...
  • Giovanna Mallucci Professor Giovanna Mallucci
    My lab is interested in understanding mechanisms of neurodegeneration. The central theme is the identification of common pathways across the spectrum of these disorders (which include Alzheimer's and related diseases) that are relevant for both me...
  • Anne Manktelow Anne Manktelow
    I work part-time in the Division of Anaesthesia as a Research Assistant conducting the follow-up studies with patients recovering from traumatic brain injury (including MRI scanning and neuropsychological testing). I am also undertaking a part-ti...
  • Tom Manly Dr Tom Manly
    Our research relates to understanding impairment and rehabilitation in attentional and executive function. Our work with stroke patients mainly focuses on spatial neglect and its relationship to executive/frontal impairment. Our work with patients...
  • Theo Markettos Dr Theo Markettos
    We're building Bluehive, a large-scale neural network computer, aimed at simulating millions of neurons in real time on custom (FPGA) hardware. We're collaborating with the universities of Manchester, Sheffield and Southampton as part of the BIMP...
  • Professor Hugh Markus
    I use molecular genetic and neuroimaging (MRI and Transcranial Doppler) techniques to investigate the pathogenesis of, and develop treatments for, cerebrovascular disease. A particular interest is in cerebral small vessel disease, a major cause of...
  • William Marslen-Wilson Dr William Marslen-Wilson
    My research interests are in the cognitive science and neuroscience of language. I study the comprehension of human language in the mind and the brain using interdisciplinary neuroimaging and multivariate analysis techniques aimed at identifying ...
  • Keith Martin Professor Keith Martin
    The main goal of our group is to understand better the mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death in glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. We aim to develop methods to protect RGC thus slowing the progression of gla...
  • Francisco J. Martínez-Murcia Mr Francisco J. Martínez-Murcia
    Development of automatised algorithms for the extraction of features from different brain image modalities (e.g. MRI, PET, SPECT). Image preprocessing and characterization by the use of semi-supervised algorithm such as ICA, PCA, texture features,...
  • Nataly Martynyuk Miss Nataly Martynyuk
    The neuron-specific alpha1- and alpha2-chimaerins both contain a C1 domain that recruits chimaerins to DAG-containing membranes, and a GTPase Activating Protein (GAP) domain which acts as a specific inactivator of a Rho family GTPase Rac. Alpha2-c...
  • Matthew Mason Dr Matthew Mason
    I investigate the function and evolution of the middle ear apparatus in vertebrates. Comparative anatomy is backed up with more recent techniques, such as micro-CT and laser interferometry, in order to visualise the middle ear structures and exami...
  • Sarah Mason Dr Sarah Mason
    My research interests are: 1) Better defining the neuropsychological profile of presymptomatic and early Huntington's disease using fMRI scanning and behavioural testing. With a particular interest in determining the factors which underpin the cog...
  • Aicha  Massrali Aicha Massrali
    Aicha is studying sex steroid physiology in the autistic brain using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). In the latter she is modeling neuronal development and gene expression in the autistic brain, with a particular interest in how fetal andro...
  • Liria Masuda-Nakagawa Dr Liria Masuda-Nakagawa
    I am interested in the circuit mechanisms of odor discrimination learning in the higher brain. The mushroom bodies (MBs) of insect brains are centers for associative olfactory learning. Using Drosophila larva, I have characterized the input region...
  • Fiona Matthews Dr Fiona Matthews
    Drawing on the data resource of the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing study, but additionally using other population based studies; my programme provides methodologically sound estimates of health and ill health for populations. The methodological...
  • Hugh Matthews Dr Hugh Matthews
    Phototransduction and olfactory transduction. Calcium homeostasis in vertebrate photoreceptors and olfactory receptors, and its role in modulating their electrical responses to stimulation. Light-induced calcium release within the photoreceptor ou...
  • Kate McAllister Dr Kate McAllister
    I am a Visiting Researcher at the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group as part of the Department of Psychiatry. The focus of my work is the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing and the development of Alzheime...
  • Sebastian McBride Dr Sebastian McBride
    I am exploring cognitive ability in sheep as a precursor for developing and validating cognitive and emotional markers for early onset Huntingtons Disease in the ovine model. I am particularly interested in behavioural anomalies reflecting altere...
  • Brian McCabe Dr Brian McCabe
    The neural mechanisms of learning and memory, particularly imprinting in the domestic chick. The young of many species, when exposed to a conspicuous object, rapidly learn the object's characteristics and subsequently narrow their social preferenc...
  • Crystal McClain Dr Crystal McClain
    My current research focus is oligodendrocyte progenitor cell population heterogeneity and dynamics during remyelination using biological statistics. Also, at the single cell level, I’m studying nuclear architecture of stem and progenitor cells, an...
  • Andy McCombie Mr Andy McCombie
    I am based at the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group in the Department of Psychiatry. In 2012, I was elected to a University of Cambridge Sims Scholarship to carry out a PhD that combines my interests in psycholog...
  • Dr Carmel McEniery
    I have two major research interests. One is arterial stiffness, and in particular, the role of the vascular endothelium in the regulation of arterial stiffness. The other is discovering more about the mechanisms leading to the development of hyper...
  • Dr Will McEwan
    The ability to selectively destroy harmful proteins could represent a powerful therapeutic approach in several diseases. Our work focusses on a newly discovered arm of immunity that operates in the intracellular environment. Viruses that import an...
  • Mr Colin McKenzie
    I am in charge of the Neurobiology Labs in the Department of Psychology
  • Mary McLean Dr Mary McLean
    I perform magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy studies on patients with brain tumours (as well as tumours of other parts of the body). The aim is to improve non-invasive diagnosis and the prediction and monitoring of response to treatment. ...
  • Harvey McMahon Dr Harvey McMahon FRS
    Molecular mechanisms of vesicle exocytosis, endocytosis and membrane trafficking in neurons. We are interested in understanding basic mechanisms of vesicle trafficking, especially at the synapse, where synaptic vesicle exocytosis and endocytosis ...
  • Mrs Natasha Mead
    An MRC funded longitudinal project investigating possible causal relationships between rhythmic awareness and dyslexia.
  • Daisy  Mechelmans Miss Daisy Mechelmans J
    I'm a postgraduate student working with Dr. Valerie Voon on behavioural, cognitive and neural correlates of measures of impulsivity and compulsivity in substance use disorders, eating disorders, and in the normal population.
  • Miss Kimberly Meechan
    Our group studies neural circuits involved in olfaction in Drosophila. Some neurons involved in these circuits are known to be sexually dimorphic. How these differences lead to different behaviours in male and female flies is not well understood. ...
  • Mr Johannes Mehrer
    Object recognition and categorization in ventral temporal cortex.
  • Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman BSc PhD DClinPsy
    My main research interest is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. I mainly utilise prospective longitudinal, case control and clinical trial study designs. My research looks at: - the natural course of post-traumatic...
  • Philipe Mendonca Philipe Mendonca
    I am an experimental neurobiologist interested in the electrophysiological properties of irregularly-spiking (IS) cortical interneurons. I focus on understanding how spike time irregularity is achieved and how it could be interpreted by the neuron...
  • David Menon Professor David Menon
    The research program of the University Division of Anaesthesia has aimed to understand regional cerebral pathophysiology to advance the care of critically ill patients after brain injury, from initial ictus, through recovery from coma and rehabili...
  • Florian Merkle Dr Florian Merkle
    My laboratory uses pluripotent stem cells to model human diseases that arise from the loss of aberrant function of neurons in the hypothalamus that regulate essential physiological and behavioural processes. In particular, obesity is thought to re...
  • Emiliano Merlo Dr Emiliano Merlo
    My research focus is oriented to understand the molecular bases of memory formation and maintenance. In particular, I am applying behavioural, pharmacological and molecular analysis to study the switch underlying the transition between reconsolida...
  • Su Metcalfe Dr Su Metcalfe
    The application of nanotechnology to healthcare - nano-medicine - is now recognised worldwide as a new era in clinical medicine. By loading biocompatible, biodegradable nano-particles with growth factor, and targeting to sites of tissue damage, a ...
  • Susanna Mierau Dr Susanna Mierau
    NMDA Receptors in Development, Plasticity and Disease NMDA receptors play a critical role in many forms of synaptic plasticity and have been implicated in multiple genetic forms of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. My project combi...
  • Dr Stefan Milde
    Investigating the role of microglial phagocytic receptors P2Y6R and VNR in inflammatory neuron loss.
  • Amy Milton Dr Amy Milton
    Memory is a critical function of the brain, but little is known about the mechanisms by which memories are modified, adapted, and persist. Memories are known to 'reconsolidate' undergoing updating and strengthening following their destabilisation ...
  • Eneida Mioshi Dr Eneida Mioshi
    My research focuses on the impact of dementias and other progressive neurodegenerative diseases on everyday functioning (e.g., Activities of daily living), and family carers. To this end, my research involves development of better assessments of ...
  • Dr Eric Miska
    We are interested in all aspects of gene regulation by regulatory RNA. Current research themes include: miRNA biology and pathology, miRNA mechanism, piRNA biology and the germline, endo-siRNAs in epigenetic inheritance and evironmental conditioni...
  • Daniel Mitchell Dr Daniel Mitchell
    My research focuses on visual object representations in the human brain. I am interested in the flexible nature of such representations, their limited capacity and resolution in perception, visual working memory, and imagery, and their links with ...
  • Emad Moeendarbary Dr Emad Moeendarbary
    I am a mechanical engineer with a strong interest in the experimental and ‎theoretical/computational study of biological systems. Presently, I am working at the ‎interface of engineering and neuroscience to explore mechanics of neurons ‎in the cen...
  • Ahmed Dahir Mohamed Dr Ahmed Dahir Mohamed PhD, CPsychol AFBPsS
    Psychologist interested in enhancing mental health and well-being in young people. Currently working in South East Asia and Australasia.
  • Tom Mole Dr Tom Mole
    How do we get healthier and happier? My vision is to make Mindfulness techniques accessible to all through cutting-edge technology. I'm a psychiatrist and neuroscientist interested in developing mindfulness training systems and investigating thei...
  • Professor John Mollon
    My research interests are in the visual perception of colour, motion, form and depth; the genetic basis for individual variations in perception; the nature of the information carried by the cerebral bus; and the history of neuroscience and of colo...
  • Alisa Molotova MSci, MRes
    The tissue extracellular matrix (ECM) provides the resident progenitor cells with both biochemical and physical cues, which regulate stem cell fate. During ageing the brain ECM is dynamically altered leading to an imbalance in the tissue homeostas...
  • Brian Moore Professor Brian Moore
    Mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; fitting of hearing aids to suit the individual; electrical stim...
  • Sharon Morein-Zamir Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir
    I study different psychological and neuropsychological aspects of compulsivity and impulsivity. For example, I investigate how people control their actions and inhibit or change them when the behaviours are deemed no longer appropriate or disrupti...
  • Fabricio Moreira Dr Fabricio Moreira
    -Pharmacology of the Endocannabinoid System -Pharmacology of Antipsychotics
  • Laura Moreno-López Dr Laura Moreno-López
    I am interested in the study of the neural basis of the cognitive, emotional and behavioural impairments associated with traumatic brain injury, substance addiction and obesity. I am currently working in two projects aimed to study the neurobiol...
  • Dr Marta Morgado Correia
    My main research interest is in diffusion MRI, an imaging modality which has been shown to provide useful information about the microstructural architecture of the brain. I am currently working on projects using diffusion MRI to study Parkinson's ...
  • Sarah Morgan Dr Sarah Morgan
    I am currently a Research Associate in the Brain Mapping Unit, working on PSYSCAN, an EU project which aims to diagnose and predict psychosis trajectories. My role is to develop graph theory approaches to analysing MRI neuroimaging data. I am part...
  • Miss Sophie Morgan
    Alpha-synuclein is the main proteinaceous component of inclusions, such as Lewy bodies and glial cytoplasmic inclusions, of Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy. My research focuses on cellular models of alpha-synuclein aggregation. I...
  • Laurel S Morris Laurel S Morris
    I study disorders of addiction, focussing on correlates of impulsivity and compulsivity. I am also interested in psychopharmacology; how neurotransmitter dynamics of neural circuits influence cognition.
  • Professor Jenny Morton
    Our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and on developing strategies to delay or prevent the death of neurones in injured or degenerating brain, particularly in Huntington's disease. We are also interes...
  • Ulrich Müller Dr Ulrich Müller
    My major research interest is the neurotransmitter modulation of cognitive and emotional processes, with a focus on the role of dopamine and noradrenaline in frontostriatal functions. I use fMRI, radioligand imaging with PET, pharmacological chall...
  • Dr Nicholas Mundy
    We study the evolutionary genetics of brain size and sensory systems in primates. In particular, we are interested in the evolution and selection of colour vision polymorphisms in New World monkeys and lemurs, the evolution of vomeronasal recept...
  • Marieke Mur Dr Marieke Mur
    I am interested in the following questions: How does the human brain accomplish quick and accurate object recognition? What mechanisms underlie our ability to select object information that is relevant for the current task? I study these questions...
  • Fionnuala Murphy Dr Fionnuala Murphy
    My research focuses on how cognition and emotion interact - in healthy individuals, in individuals that suffer from mood disorders, and in brain-injured individuals. Executive control over neutral and emotional materials has featured prominently i...
  • Graham Murray Dr Graham Murray
    I am interested in the pathophysiological mechanisms of how the same symptoms (like hallucinations and delusions, or anhedonia) emerge in different psychiatric and neurological disorders, such depression, schizophrenia or Parkinson’s Disease. I’m ...
  • Jennifer Murray Dr Jennifer Murray
    My research primarily involves mapping the striatal circuitry responsible for the transition from goal-directed to habitual drug seeking.
  • Joseph Murray Dr Joseph Murray
    I research the development of conduct problems, crime and violence through the life course. I have investigated the childhood origins of antisocial behaviour in several large, longitudinal studies in Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland and the U...