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  • Umar  Sadat Dr Umar Sadat
    1. Magnetic resonance imaging of atherosclerotic plaques 2. Applied biomechanics of atherosclerotic plaques and other cardiovascular pathologies 3. Contrast-induced-nephropathy 4. Ischaemic Pre-conditioning in patients undergoing open and endovas...
  • Mohsen Sadeghi
    Research focuses on testing the predictions of a recent influential theory of human sensorimotor control, termed optimal feedback control (OFC). To do this we will examine the modulation of feedback control during arm movements. The laboratory use...
  • Barbara Sahakian Professor Barbara Sahakian FMedSci DSc
    My research is aimed at understanding the neural basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural dysfunction in order to develop more effective pharmacological and psychological treatments. The focus of my lab is on early detection, differential dia...
  • Lisa Saksida Dr Lisa Saksida
    We are working toward a better understanding of the psychological processes underlying memory and perception through a programme of theoretically-driven experimental research using both healthy subjects and brain-damaged populations. Research in m...
  • Dr Marina Salorio-Corbetto
    Marina's research interests are related to the evaluation of hearing aids for people with high-frequency hearing loss, including those with extensive high-frequency dead regions. She has conducted trials using frequency-lowering prototype and comm...
  • Andrea Santangelo Dr Andrea Santangelo M
    My work focuses on gene variability and emotional and cognitive behaviour interactions. In particular, I study variation in the serotonin transporter gene that has been linked to vulnerability to early-life stress and the development of affective ...
  • Idalmis Santiesteban Dr Idalmis Santiesteban
    My research interest is social cognition, particularly self-other processes. My PhD work investigated the control of self-other representations in visual perspective taking, the inhibition of imitation and theory of mind, under the supervision of ...
  • Jessica Santivanez Miss Jessica Santivanez
    I am investigating the role of alpha-synuclein in the pathogenesis of alpha-synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Current work involves the differentiation of neurons from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from healt...
  • Dr George Savva
    I am an epidemiologist with a background in statistics. My work is based on the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study (www.cfas.ac.uk for a full description of the study), a large lognitudinal study of ageing set in the population of England an...
  • Stephen Sawcer Professor Stephen Sawcer
    My group researches multiple sclerosis. We use genetic analysis to identify relevant variants and then attempt to understand the immunological and neurobiological consequences of these using expression studies and functional assays. As well as con...
  • Stephen Sawiak Dr Stephen Sawiak
    I am a physicist working with MRI. My primary research interest has been in morphometry, with structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and spectroscopy. I am particularly focussed on preclinical applications.
  • Miss Julia Schaeffer
    Characterization of an axon growth repellent and its role in spinal cord injury
  • William Schafer Dr William Schafer
    The fundamental nature of mental phenomena such as perception, learning and memory is one of the remaining scientific mysteries. Since the neuroanatomy of mammalian nervous systems is exceedingly complex and incompletely characterized, it is diffi...
  • Josef Schlittenlacher Dr Josef Schlittenlacher
    My current research focuses on improving testing and fitting procedures for hearing aids. Using hearing models and machine learning in the process enables an accurate and fast individual testing.
  • Elaine Schmidt Dr Elaine Schmidt
    Elaine Schmidt’s research interests centre around the processing of prosody and sentence structure. She is particularly interested in processing differences and similarities between adults and children, as well as between monolinguals and bilingua...
  • Taylor Schmitz Dr Taylor Schmitz
    How does the brain control access to conscious awareness? Of the multitude of information available to us for processing at any given moment, both in our external sensory and internal representational environments, only a small subset receives thi...
  • Stefan Schöneich Dr Stefan Schöneich
    In a behaving animal a fundamental challenge for sensory systems is the processing of self-generated sensory information and information from the environment that occurs simultaneously in the same pathway. A central-nervous solution to this proble...
  • Manuel Schröter Manuel Schroeter
    I am interested in understanding the principles of neuronal network organization, how such patterns form developmentally, and what they tell us about information processing in the brain. I am further interested in developing modelling systems th...
  • Wolfram Schultz Professor Wolfram Schultz
    Our group is interested to relate the mechanics of brain activity to measurable behaviour. We combine neurophysiological, imaging and behavioural techniques to investigate the neural correlates of goal-directed. We are interested in outcome value ...
  • Laetitia Schwab Miss Laetitia Schwab
    I am a third year PhD student in Prof. Roger Barker's lab at the Brain Repair Center. My research aims to investigate the role of dopamine in hippocampal function in healthy brain and Huntington's disease using pharmacological manipulation and beh...
  • Lizanne Schweren Lizanne Schweren
    NSPN (NeuroScience in Psychiatry Network) is a new venture from the University of Cambridge and University College London, which launched in November 2012. We are researching how the adolescent mind and brain develops into early adulthood. To do t...
  • Christof Schwiening Dr Christof Schwiening
    Electrical activity of neurones is associated with calcium influx through various channels. Most neurones extrude this calcium very rapidly on the plasma-membrane calcium pump (PMCA). Our research shows that this extrusion occurs in exchange for h...
  • Helen Seeley Dr Helen Seeley BA, MSC, PHD
    research in epidemiology of head injury, service development, outcome and rehabilitation for head injury
  • Jakob Seidlitz Jakob Seidlitz
    Adolescence is a time of major physical, chemical, and biological changes, as well as a common period of onset for various brain-related disorders. Thus, it is crucial that we develop methods that help us achieve a full understanding of normative ...
  • Rodolphe Sepulchre Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre
    We use tools from feedback control theory and machine learning to study the modulation and robustness of neuronal circuits. We are particularly interested in the mechanisms that transfer rhythmic activity across a range of temporal and spatial sca...
  • Marko Seslija Dr Marko Seslija
    My research focuses on modeling and analysis of emergent phenomena in complex networked systems. I am particularly excited by mathematical and engineering challenges lying on the intersection of nonlinear control theory and neuroscience. The centr...
  • Ben Seymour Dr Ben Seymour
    My research aims to understand how pain is processed in the human brain by using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods. Our goal is to use this knowledge to design new types of (technology-based) treatment for patients who suffer f...
  • Meredith Shafto Dr Meredith Shafto
    My research focuses on the effect of normal ageing on language comprehension and production. This research takes place at the Centre for Speech, Language, and the Brain, www.csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk Topics include how ageing affects language product...
  • Richard Shannon Dr Richard Shannon
    In the neurosurgery laboratory we use analytical techniques such as HPLC, ELISA and Luminex Multiplex to measure levels of chemicals and proteins in brain microdialysate samples. Brain microdialysis is used in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) to...
  • Hannah Sheahan Hannah Sheahan
    In a nutshell: I work on the computational processes that underlie motor learning in humans and the relevance of motor memory representations for enabling skilled voluntary movement. I'm also interested in models that translate between human and...
  • Olivia Sheppard
    The main focus of my research is to use mouse organotypic hippocampal slices as a model of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Dr Yoshiro Shiba
    I am investigating neural mechanisms underlying anxiety and fear, especially in terms of physiological, behavioural and neurobiological risk factors or traits for development of anxiety disorders.
  • Yoshiro Shiba Yoshiro Shiba
    Anxiety and fear are adaptive responses against a potential/imminent threat. These consist of changes in physiological (heart rate, blood pressure, endocrine responses etc.), cognitive (attention, vigilance etc.) and behavioural (flight, freeze, f...
  • Dr Toshiaki Shigeoka
    RNA transport and local translation play key roles in the formation and function of neural network. Recent in vitro studies provide evidence that the local translation in axon is critical for the axon pathfinding during development. However, becau...
  • Maxwell Shinn Mr Maxwell Shinn
    I study how network theory can be used to quantitatively and qualitatively understand the brain. In particular, I use resting state fMRI to construct undirected correlation graphs, and then analyze topological properties of these graphs, such as ...
  • Dr Nadia Shivji
    Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Ben Simons Professor Ben Simons
    I am interested in applying methods of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and population dynamics to lineage tracing studies to investigate mechanisms of stem cell fate in development and maintenance. As well as neurogenesis in adult mammalian ...
  • Jon Simons Dr Jon Simons
    Our research investigates the role of brain regions such as the frontal, medial temporal, and parietal lobes in human memory. This work involves inter-relating cognitive hypotheses with evidence from functional neuroimaging of healthy volunteers ...
  • Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding
    Emotion reactivity and regulation in the middle school years. Lysandra's research is concerned with developing a model from which physiological measures of electrodermal activity are combined with scaled observation and questionnaire data, in ord...
  • Nikolina Skandali Dr Nikolina Skandali MD MSc
    I am interested in studying decision making process and the underlying neural mechanisms. It is suggested that choice behaviour arises from the interaction of two distinct neural mechanisms: goal-directed and habitual which are termed computationa...
  • John Skidmore Dr John Skidmore
    I am a medicinal chemist and drug discovery leader interested in working collaboratively with academics and industry in order to translate basic neurodegeneration research into potential new treatments. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Cambridge Drug ...
  • Peter Smielewski Dr Peter Smielewski
    In an established environment of Clinical Neuroscience Dept large quantities of data can be captured from bed-side monitors. Using that data, continuous assessment of changing cerebrovascular haemodynamics and oxygenation is possible but requires ...
  • Christopher Smith Dr Christopher Smith
    Clinical trial co-ordinator for the EpAID trial. Title: Improving outcomes in adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability: A cluster randomised controlled trial of nurse-led epilepsy management (EpAID). The primary objective is to establish...
  • Ewan Smith Dr Ewan Smith
    The main interest of the Smith lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which sensory neurones detect noxious stimuli, so-called nociceptors. We are particularly interested in how acid activates nociceptors in both physiological and pathop...
  • Patrice Smith Professor Patrice Smith
    Promoting regeneration and repair of the damaged CNS, with a particular focus on understanding the contribution of neuronal intrinsic mechanisms in axon regeneration.
  • Robert Smith Dr Robert Smith
    My role is to facilitate the production of Radiopharmaceuticals for the PET scanner under the auspices of our MHRA Specials & IMP Licences - ensuring materials supplied are manufactured under GMP conditions.
  • Anood Sohail Miss Anood Sohail
    I am interested in studying membrane traffic events and their relevance to neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of our project is to use Drosophila melanogaster ("fruitfly") to study the intracellular membrane traffic in neurons and to observe the ...
  • Heidi Solberg Økland Miss Heidi Solberg Økland
    I'm currently working on a project looking at how seeing the face of a speaker influences the synchronization ("entrainment") of neural activity to speech in challenging listening conditions. The key question is how neural entrainment relates to s...
  • Matthew Somerville Dr Matt Somerville
    My research examines how children differ in their use of particular emotion regulation strategies and the potential implications of these individual differences on children's well-being. Other areas of interest include metacognition, self-regulat...
  • Michael Spencer Dr Michael Spencer
    I am interested in the scientific investigation of psychiatric disorders, particularly through the integration of clinical research methods together with brain imaging. I led a team of researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge, that ...
  • Maria Grazia  Spillantini Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini FRS FMedSci
    Our interest is in the identification of the mechanisms leading to neuronal death and clinical phenotype in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia. In particular we study the role of microtubule-assoc...
  • jemeen sreedharan Dr jemeen sreedharan
    We are modeling motor neuron disease (MND) using Drosophila and mice expressing mutant TDP-43, a DNA/RNA binding protein central to the pathogenesis of MND. This work was initiated in collaboration with Dr Marc Freeman and Dr Robert H Brown at UMa...
  • Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
    My laboratory focuses upon understanding the causes and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. We and others have shown that these diseases are frequently c...
  • Dr Sybil Stacpoole
    I am currently a neurology registrar, having completed a PhD working with neural precursor cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. I studied the pathways involved in directing neural precursor cells into oligodendrocytes, and investigated...
  • Emmanuel  A Stamatakis Dr Emmanuel A Stamatakis
    My research aims to decode complex relationships between remote and/or proximal brain regions, which form networks at rest or during goal directed behaviour. This includes work on network adaptive behaviour (reorganisation/plasticity) triggered by...
  • Dr William Stauffer
    I am interested in the neuronal computations and value representations underlying economic choice. Dopamine neurons encode reward prediction errors. My current research investigates how this well known teaching signal supports decision making.
  • Jan Stochl Dr Jan Stochl
    I serve as psychometrician and statistician. I am currently working on psychometric properties of scales used in psychiatry. I am interested in latent variable modeling - structural equation modeling, item response modeling, latent class modeling,...
  • John Henry Stockley Dr John Stockley
    I am interested in using in vitro systems to model and understand complex neuron and glial interactions, particularly the interaction between oligodendrocytes, their precursors and neuronal axons for CNS repair as well as understanding memory. I a...
  • Kate Storrs Kate Storrs
    I use psychophysics, neuroimaging, and computational modelling to understand how the visual system represents and recognises complex objects.
  • Simon  Stott Dr Simon Stott
    I am interested in the development, maintenance and functioning of subsets of midbrain dopamine neurons, with a particular interest in Parkinson's disease. My current lab work involves examining gene expression in dopamine neurons in the human mi...
  • Matthew Stovell Mr Matthew Stovell BSc MBBS MRCS
    I am a Neurosurgery trainee pursuing a PhD in clinical neuroscience under the supervision of Prof. P Hutchinson and Dr K Carpenter. I study secondary brain injury and ways of potentially ameliorating the progressive damage that can occur after bra...
  • Jason Stretton
    My current research involves functional imaging of emotion disorders. Specifically, my interests lie in the processing of social rank information in depression and other affective disorders. Evolutionarily grounded theories of depression propose t...
  • Li Su Dr Li Su
    I have PhD in cognitive neuroscience. After working in the Institute of Psychiatry and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, I joined University of Cambridge as Senior Research Associate. I am also a Visiting Professor in China Ministry of Educ...
  • John Suckling John Suckling
    Neuroimaging is a major contributor to the renaissance of experimental psychiatry and psychology. Drawing on the extensive infrastructure of Cambridge Neuroscience and Department of Psychiatry’s close links between research and clinical practice, ...
  • Sophia Sun
    I completed my MPhil in Public Health in 2009 focusing on the Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). As a PhD student, I am interested in research in the prevalence of ASC in China, with special focus on cultural and environmental infl...
  • Dr Ajenthan Surendranathan
    I am a Specialist Registrar in Neurology working under the supervision of Professor John O'Brien at the University. My research is focused on Lewy Body Dementia, in particular its diagnosis utilising imaging and biomarkers.
  • Ben Sutcliffe Dr Ben Sutcliffe
    In the Drosophila olfactory system around 1300 olfactory receptor neurons transmit sensory information to the antennal lobe where neurons of the same class converge on distinct glomeruli. Projection neuron dendrites innervate these glomeruli in a...
  • Denes Szucs Dr Denes Szucs
    Szucs is a cognitive neuroscientist doing research on the representaiton of mathematics in the brain and on perceptual/motor integration and conflict detection/resolution. He is using behavioral methods, electro-physiology (EEG) and functional mag...