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  • David Aagten-Murphy Dr David Aagten-Murphy
    I use eye-tracking, motion tracking and different behavioral tasks to study how sensory information is integrated together under different circumstances. Focusing predominantly on spatial perception, I look at how our different sensory modalities ...
  • Kaiser Karim Muhammad Kaiser Abdul Karim
    My research involves oligodendrocytes and its progenitors which I derive from human pluripotent stem cells through forced expression of key transcription factors, a method called forward programming. My goal is to use these cells to study oligoden...
  • Wafa Abutaleb M M
    Stroke is associated with unstable carotid plaque. Hence, the importance of characterizing vulnerable plaques. In my study I am using two novel imaging methods: dynamic contrast MRI and microbubble ultrasound perfusion. Images are to be analysed t...
  • Richard Adams Dr Richard Adams
    My group is interested in the mechanisms of morphogenesis that shape the early central nervous system. Using zebrafish as a developmental model, we image the movements of many hundreds of cells using time-lapse micoscopy. Applying methods of image...
  • Dwaipayan Adhya Mr Dwaipayan Adhya
    Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Studies have shown that it affects more males than females. Prenatal exposure to sex steroids, especially, testosterone have been shown to be related to development of autism. Epigenetic changes hav...
  • Fardad  Afshari Dr Fardad Afshari
    I am interested in studying astrocyte biology in the context of gliosis following CNS injury and tumour cell invasion.
  • Franklin  Aigbirhio Professor Franklin Aigbirhio
    Research in the development and application of molecular imaging probes, in particular for the in vivo imaging technique of positron emission tomography. Objectives are to design, develop and apply imaging probes that are specific and selective to...
  • Mike Aitken Dr Mike Aitken
    My research interests include human associative learning, and the role of this learning in intuitive and reflective decision-making systems, including gambling behaviour. Much of my research has involved causal and categorical judgments, with more...
  • Professor Ozgur B. Akan
    Our research interests are Internet of Everything, Internet of Bio-Nano Things, Neural Communication, Molecular Communication, Signal Processing and Information Theory. We are particularly interested in developing nanomaterial-based neuro-interfac...
  • Danyal Akarca Mr Danyal Akarca BMedSc
    My master's degree research work focuses on understanding language impairments, specifically in patients with a specific genetic mutation. Patients with ZDHHC9 mutations (an X-linked gene) consistently provide a complex clinical phenotype associat...
  • Talal Fael Al-Mayhani Dr Talal Al-Mayhani
    Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of primary brain malignancies. Patients face dismal prognosis with survival rate of less than 5% at tow years post-diagnosis. The fact that this figure has not changed significantly over the last 2-3 deca...
  • Laith Alexander Mr Laith Alexander
    My research focuses on the neurobiology of emotion and emotional regulation. In particular, I am interested in how connectivity between prefrontal cortical regions (area 25, 32 and 14) and subcortical structures (hippocampus and amygdala) subserve...
  • Sian Alexander Dr Sian Alexander DPhil MRCP
    I am a full time Neurology Specialist Registrar in the East of England. In addition to training in general neurology, I have a particular interest in the mechanisms of cognitive disturbance - memory, language and behaviour. I investigated the ae...
  • Dr Xana Almeida
    During neural development the proper number of each specific cell type must be generated at the correct time and place. Thus, a precise balance between cell division, cell survival, cell cycle exit and differentiation must be achieved. However, th...
  • Dr Johan Alsiö
    My main research interest is the cognitive control over behaviour in health and disease. I am currently studying the neurobiological basis of cognitive flexibility in the intact brain and in preclinical models of schizophrenia.
  • Joao Nuno Alves Joao Nuno Alves
    Chondroitinase is a promising candidate for the treatment of human spinal cord injury (SCI). It is a bacterial enzyme that cleaves glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains from chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans, which present a major barrier to nerve regen...
  • Michael Anderson Professor Michael Anderson
    Dr. Anderson focuses on fundamental mechanisms of memory, attention, and cognitive control, and their interaction. A central observation is that memory, like other aspects of cognition and behaviour, poses problems of control. Dr. Anderson uses ...
  • Dr Byron Andrews
    I'm a life scientist with a mitochondrial background. At the moment, I am looking at the molecular basis of neurodegeneration using quantitative proteomics and structural analysis.
  • Dr Melissa Andrews
    My research focuses on assessing the localization and transport of ectopically expressed integrins in adult CNS, in order to better target integrins to sites of injury for therapeutic treatment. We have shown that enhancing the regeneration of do...
  • Richard Ansorge Dr Richard Ansorge
    My current interests include hardware and software development for various medical imaging modalities, especially PET and MRI. This work is done in close collaboration with the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. One particular current project is the d...
  • Chrystalina Antoniades
    My work focuses on developing biomarkers for the disorders of Parkinson's and Huntington's. I am using two different approches: saccadic eye movements and metabonomics.
  • Annemieke Apergis-Schoute Dr Annemieke Apergis-Schoute
    I study how humans acquire emotions, in particular fear, and most importantly how to extinguish negative memories or how to have control over negative states. I did my PhD at New York University where I studied with Professor Joseph LeDoux & Profe...
  • Robert Arnold Mr Robert Arnold
    I work with patients symptomatic of dementia and control subjects in studies based on neuroimaging and cognitive tests. I deal with applications for ethics and other approvals, participant consent, appointments, and administration of neuropsychol...
  • Dr Gonzalo Arrondo
    My research is centered in the study of the relationship between high-order decision making and emotion in neuropsyquiatric patients such as those with depression. For this aim my main tools are functional neuroimaging (specifically fMRI), cogniti...
  • Dr Mercedes Arroyo
    BCNI administrator
  • Anat Arzi Dr Anat Arzi
    Consciousness is a central aspect of our experience of the world. The neural fingerprint of this experience, however, remains one of the least understood aspects of the human brain. No agreement has yet emerged on which aspects of brain function u...
  • Moataz Assem Moataz Assem
    I study the brain mechanisms of attention that allow the construction of goal-directed behavior.
  • Duncan  Astle Dr Duncan Astle
    My research programme was established in 2012, supporting the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit’s strategic priority of understanding cognition and the brain in typical and atypical development, and reflecting the MRC’s emphasis on developmental a...
  • Professor John Aston
    Statistical Neuroimaging
  • Juliet Aungier
    Research in the Morton lab 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 (HD). ...
  • Professor Topun Austin
    I am a Consultant Neonatologist in Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Neurophotonics at University College London and have an interest in brain injury and imaging in the newborn. I lead the Evelyn Perinatal Imaging Centre (EPIC), based at the Ro...
  • Bonnie Auyeung Dr Bonnie Auyeung
    Bonnie Auyeung is a researcher at the University's Autism Research Centre, where her primary research examines the effects of prenatal hormones on psychological and neural postnatal development.
  • Chiara Avancini Chiara Avancini
    I am starting a PhD course under the supervision of Dr Denes Szucs. I will study the electrophysiology of numerical cognition with a focus on mathematical anxiety. I am also working on a project investigating the neural correlates of the integrati...
  • Afnan Azizi
    Light sheet microscopy of whole zebrafish retina to study differentiation dynamics of retinal progenitor cells. Clonal density culture of retinal progenitor cells to investigate factors contributing to cell-autonomous, stochastic differentiation d...
  • Raymundo Baez Mendoza Mr Raymundo Baez Mendoza
    My research interest is in reward neurophysiology.
  • David Baguley Dr David Baguley
    Tinnitus remains a clinical enigma. My research considers mechanisms of tinnitus, and optimising interventions for troublesome tinnitus in the clinical population. I am based within the Departments of Audiology and Otolaryngolgy at Addenbrooke's ...
  • Sabine Bahn Professor Sabine Bahn
    The goals of the Bahn Laboratory are to develop molecular diagnostics for schizophrenia and other major neuropsychiatric disorders, to develop and test new hypotheses of the pathological basis of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder and to...
  • Clare Baker Dr Clare Baker
    We are investigating a broad range of questions relating to the development of neurogenic placodes and the neural crest, two embryonic cell populations in vertebrates that together build the entire peripheral nervous system. Current projects inclu...
  • Kate Baker Dr Kate Baker
    Genomic technology is now enabling the identification of many novel causes of neurodevelopmental disorder. This provides a new starting point for understanding the relationships between specific genetic mutation, neuronal function, brain developm...
  • Sara Baker Dr Sara Baker
    I am interested in the role of pre-frontal functions (i.e., impulse control) in the formation and expression of beliefs especially during early childhood. I use behavioral and physiological measures (eye-tracking) to examine how children learn to...
  • Paula Banca Dr Paula Banca
    My research is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying action control with the purpose of developing more effective treatments in psychiatric diseases. I am interested in compulsive disorders, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Diso...
  • Professor Manohar Bance
    I am a clinician-scientist interested in disorders of hearing and balance In particular, we are interested in how cochlear implants stimulate the auditory system, ways to improve stimulation, measuring outcomes and measures of hearing and balance ...
  • Dr Matthew Banton
    Using molecular and cellular techniques including confocal microscopy I am investigating how certain genes play a role in obesity through changes in appetite and metabolism.
  • Amanda Barber Dr Amanda Barber
    Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) convey visual signals from the retina to the brain via their axons that forms the optic nerve and the optic tract. Damage to RGC axons, as a result of injury or diseases such as glaucoma, can result in blindness as ma...
  • Corinne Bareham Dr Corinne Bareham
    My research to date investigates the neural correlates of spatial attention in healthy people and spatial bias in stroke patients with unilateral neglect. I primarily use EEG techniques to investigate the transition in consciousness between wakefu...
  • Roger Barker Professor Roger Barker
    I work on: Clinical aspects of Parkinson's and Huntington's disease including the study of disease heterogeneity using cognitive testing, functional imaging and genetic biomarkers. Examining the value of different biomarkers to assess disease onse...
  • Horace Barlow Horace Barlow
    My aim has been to understand the visual system at the level of its neurons and their interactions, because I think this is the level that holds the key to a quantitative understanding of the useful work our brains do for us. For tasks requiring ...
  • Philip Barnard Dr Philip Barnard
    My programme of work focuses mainly on Executive Control and Emotional Meanings in Cognitive and Neural systems. Current work is organised under four project headings: [a] Core Theoretical work on Interacting Cognitive Subsystems - a macro-theory...
  • Jennifer Barnett Dr Jennifer Barnett
    I'm a psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist with some training in genetics and epidemiology. I’m interested in how genetic and environmental factors affect cognitive functions and mental health throughout life. This includes the development of...
  • Jean-claude Baron-Cohen Professor Jean-Claude Baron
    My research focuses on the pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke and the mechanisms underlying subsequent deterioration or recovery, including neuronal damage, tissue inflammation and long-term plasticity processes. In terms of methodology, my appro...
  • Simon Baron-Cohen Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
    The Autism Research Centre (ARC), of which I am Director, has 6 programs of research, all focusing on Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC): (a) Perception and Cognition (investigating social and non-social cognition and sensory processing); (b) Neu...
  • Damiano G. Barone Dr Damiano G. Barone
    Neurological disability can be secondary to many conditions, including trauma, degenerative disease and cancer and imposes a significant health, economic and social burden. Nowadays rehabilitation medicine is the only therapy available to patients...
  • David Barrett Dr David Barrett
    The impact of neuron death on optimal computation and learning in balanced networks is the primary focus of my research. More generally, my work is at the interface of neural network theory, neural computation and disease.
  • Michael Bate Professor Michael Bate
    My research is concerned with the way in which the machinery underlying coordinated movement is genetically specified and assembled during embryonic development. On the one hand this involves an analysis of the way in which muscles are assembled, ...
  • Andrew Bateman Dr Andrew Bateman
    Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation has a research strategy that has three themes: i) development of assessments, ii) development and immplementation innovative therapeutic interventions iii) evaluation of neuro-rehabil...
  • Joe Bathelt Dr Joe Bathelt
    My main research interest is in the determinants of children's cognitive development with particular focus on neural constraints. I'm investigating this topic with different participant groups including children with genetic, psychiatric, sensory,...
  • Howard Baylis Dr Howard Baylis
    We are investigating the functions of genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease using C. elegans. We have focussed on presenilin genes as presenilin mutations in human cause familial Alzheimer’s disease. We aim to address the mechanism by which presen...
  • Paul Bays Dr Paul Bays
    Why do we make errors in perception, in memory, and in our actions? Variability and uncertainty are fundamental aspects of human behaviour, which worsen with advancing age or neurological disease. In the lab we measure these factors using visual p...
  • Faye Begeti Dr Faye Begeti
    Problems in cognition are a part of Huntington’s disease (HD) and have a significant impact on quality of life. My main research interest is to investigate the cognitive aspects of HD with the aim of translating animal research into the clinic in...
  • Tristan Bekinschtein Dr Tristan Bekinschtein
    I am interested in non-classic approaches to study the physiology and cognition of consciousness. I have wide Interests in Cognition and neurophysiology. In the last few years I have been mainly concentrating in describing different states of con...
  • David Belin Dr David Belin
    Our research is interested in the neural, cellular and molecular substrates of inter-individual vulnerability to develop impulsive/compulsive disorders such as drug addiction, Obsessive / Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, pathological gamb...
  • Aude Belin-Rauscent Dr Aude Belin-Rauscent
    My research is interested in the neurophysiological and neuropharmacological substrates of compulsive disorders such as drug addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Barry Bentley
    My current research aims to map and understand the extrasynaptic volume transmission networks in the nervous system of C. elegans.
  • Jimena Berni Dr Jimena Berni
    My research is concerned with the way the neuronal network underlying locomotor behaviour assembles during embryonic development. In particular I am focussing in the mechanisms that contribute to the stability and reliability of the neuronal circu...
  • Joshua Bernstock
    Ischemic stroke continues to be a leading cause of morbidity/mortality throughout the world. The paucity of therapeutic options stands in stark contrast to the intensity of research efforts/number of clinical trials that have been performed. While...
  • German Berrios Professor German Berrios
    I am interested in the study of psychiatric symptoms (e.g. hallucinations, delusions, obsessions) appearing in the context of neurological disease. Since the 19th century, the view that 'mental symptoms' seen in the context of neurological diseas...
  • Anne Bertolotti Dr Anne Bertolotti
    Diverse neurodegenerative diseases share a common cause: aggregation of a specific protein in selective regions of the brain. The disease-causing proteins are expressed throughout life but neurodegenerative diseases are mostly late-onset. In fac...
  • Maxime Bertoux Dr Maxime Bertoux CPsychol
    At the interaction between cognitive neurosciences and clinical neuropsychology, my aim is to develop novel procedure of assessment, diagnosis and follow-up for neurodegenerative diseases such as Frontotemporal Dementia or Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Richard Bethlehem Richard Bethlehem
    I currently am a Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre and collaborate with the Geschwind lab at UCLA to work on integrated Neuroimaging and Transcriptomics in order to gain better understanding of genetic underpinnings of atypical neur...
  • Bastiaan Bijleveld Mr Bastiaan Bijleveld
    My current project involves investigating the neural substrates of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One particular region of interest for us is the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). This brain region has a central multifaceted role in OC...
  • Simon Blackwell Dr Simon Blackwell
    I a visiting scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (until end of 2017), and a post-doctoral researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The focus of my research is on positive mental imagery and its potential use in interventions for d...
  • Helen Blank Dr Helen Blank
    I am interested in how prior expectations influence perception of our environment. Currently, I am studying how prior information influences perception of degraded heard speech.
  • Clemence Blouet Dr Clemence Blouet
    Impairments in central pathways regulating energy homeostasis can cause profound metabolic dysfunctions, but current knowledge is insufficient to develop safe and efficient therapies targeting these pathways. Brain metabolic sensing is based on th...
  • Murali Bollrpall Dr Murali Bollepalli
    I am interested in understanding the phototransduction mechanism in Drosophila melanogaster. The phototransduction pathways are mediated by light-sensitive ion channels such as TRP channels. I study the activation pathway of the TRP channels in ph...
  • Natalie Boonzaier Miss Natalie Boonzaier
    Multimodal magnetic resonance imaging of the intra-tumoural heterogeneity of glioblastoma
  • Dr Daniel Bor
    My current main research focus is on the effects of drowsiness and conscious level (both measured neurally) on cognition, and how this is modulated by age. I am using MEG, fMRI and structural imaging techniques to examine the neural basis of these...
  • Robin Borchert Mr Robin Borchert
    I work with fMRI to investigate how drug treatments, which target the cognitive deficits in Parkinson's Disease, affect network connectivity. This provides a great opportunity to understand and optimize these treatments for patients.
  • Sophia Borgeest Gesa Sophia Borgeest
    I'm a PhD student working with Rogier Kievit in the executive processes group at the MRC CBU. I am interested in cognitive changes that occur as people age, and the neural mechanisms underlying them.
  • Mirjana Bozic Dr Mirjana Bozic
    I study language as a cognitive and a neural system. My research focuses on the neural mechanisms that support spoken language comprehension. Using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, I investigate how different properties of the speech input...
  • Marco Brancaccio Dr Marco Brancaccio
    Cellular and molecular basis of circadian clocks in the suprachiasmatic nucleus
  • Dr Tiago Branco
    Our goal is to understand how the mouse brain implements the computations that underlie innate behaviours. We aim to provide biophysically detailed descriptions of how sensory inputs and motivational states are integrated to produce behavioural ou...
  • Andrea Brand Professor Andrea Brand FRS FMedSci
    Discovering how stem cells are maintained in a multipotent state and how their progeny differentiate into distinct cellular fates is a key step in the therapeutic use of stem cells to repair tissues after damage or disease. We are investigating th...
  • Dennis Bray Dr Dennis Bray
    How do bacteria find distant sources of food, and avoid noxious and potentially damaging environments? We seek answers to these questions by developing computer simulations of swimming bacteria exposed to gradients of different substances. Our pro...
  • Sarah Bray Professor Sarah Bray
    We are interested in understanding the signalling pathways that co-ordinate the decisions made by cells during development. The ultimate fate of a cell is dictated in part by its heredity and in part through interactions with neighbouring cells. O...
  • Carol Brayne Professor Carol Brayne
    My research programme is based around longitudinal population based studies of people aged 65 and above, running since 1985. They include collections of blood, and are linked to the Cambridge Brain Bank. Opportunities exist for translation from la...
  • Jack Brelstaff Dr Jack Brelstaff Ph.D
    Our work focuses on the cellular and molecular consequences of tau pathology in neuronal cultures. Our primary model is derived from the dorsal root ganglia of mice transgenic for P301S mutant human tau. These ganglia are dissociated and grown in ...
  • Peter Bright Dr Peter Bright
    1. Neuroimaging and neuropsychological investigations of object processing (with an emphasis on the role of medial temporal lobe structures). 2. Disease progression and cognitive decline in semantic dementia. 3. Retrograde amnesia in brain dama...
  • Laura Brightman Miss Laura Brightman
    Looking at an In Vitro model of Prader Willi syndrome, a developmental disorder caused by problems (both deletion and epigenetic) with chromosome 15. Modelling cortical development with human patient IPSC lines.
  • Allan Brigola Allan Brigola
    My research focuses on cognitive performance in elderly people with low education. In Brazil I study the relationship between cognition, frailty and emotional variables in elderly from rural communities. At the University of Cambridge I am studyin...
  • Kevin Brindle Professor Kevin Brindle
    We have developed non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that enable us to track labelled cells that have been implanted in the CNS. This work has been conducted in collaboration with Robin Franklin. In addition we are developi...
  • Jantine Broek Jantine Broek A.C.
    My PhD in the Bahn lab concerns the fragile X syndrome (FXS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The project aims to discover the underlying mechanisms of FXS and ASD, which will contribute to the future development of early diagnosis and treatment.
  • Paul Brooks Paul Brooks
    My area of research focuses on how the cellular skeleton is formed and maintained in peripheral neurons. Fundamentally, microtubules are comprised of just 3 proteins, however, their functions are diverse. During cell division MTs lock onto and pu...
  • Donald Broom Professor Donald Broom
    Developing and using methods of evaluating animal welfare. Behaviour development, social behaviour, abnormal behaviour. Assessing cognitive ability in domestic animals including cattle, pigs, sheep and dogs. Sentience, awareness, emotions, feeling...
  • Christopher Brown Dr Christopher Brown PhD
    Current research interests are: - the genetic basis of pain perception in the normal population and in individuals with extreme pain phenotypes. - investigating the forebrain contribution to acute and chronic pain using Electroencephalography (EE...
  • Guy Brown Professor Guy Brown
    We are interested in the mechanisms of inflammatory neurodegeneration in the brain. We have been using cultures of neurons and glia to investigate how microglia become activated by inflammatory stimuli (such as cytokines, LPS, LTA, prions and bet...
  • Rose Bruffaerts Dr Rose Bruffaerts
    I'm a cognitive neurologist. My research is centered around semantic and perceptual processing of concrete entities. The methods that I use to conduct this research consist of advanced fMRI and MEG techniques (multi-voxel pattern analysis and mach...
  • Annette Brühl Dr Annette Brühl
    My research is concerned with the interaction of emotion and cognition - how cognitive processes regulate emotion, how emotion interacts with cognition - with a particular focus on the neurofunctional processes. These processes are disturbed in af...
  • Dr Clare Buckley
    The vertebrate brain arises from a tube-like structure made from polarised neuroepithelial cells. These have a strict apico-basal orientation; they align their apical ends along a centrally located lumen. This organisation is important for later n...
  • Raymond Bujdoso Dr Raymond Bujdoso
    Prion diseases such as scrapie of sheep and goats, BSE of cattle and CJD of humans are transmissible neurodegenerative diseases. The research of our prion group is concerned with providing knowledge to try and answer some of the important question...
  • Ed Bullmore Professor Ed Bullmore
    I am interested in understanding human brain network organization from neuroimaging data in health and disease. My recent methodological work has focused on graph theory to measure aspects of brain network topology. I am also interested in bette...
  • Simon Bullock Dr Simon Bullock
    Our primary goal is to understand how cellular components are sorted and dispersed by microtubule-based motor complexes, and how these transport processes contribute to the functions of cells in situ (i.e. within organisms). We have long-standing ...
  • Guido Buonincontri
    I am mainly interested in hardware and software development for PET and MRI. My research aims to implement and extend the latest MR imaging techniques for assessing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular function in animal models of heart failure, str...
  • Dr Miguel Burguillos
    Microglia activation is a general phenomenon present virtually in all neurodegenerative diseases where the innate immune response driven by microglia cells plays a decisive role in the fate of the neuronal population. Throughout my research career...
  • Craig Burns Craig Burns
    Memory reconsolidation and destabilisation in maladaptive disorders such as addiction
  • Malcolm Burrows Professor Malcolm Burrows
    I work on the properties of neurons and the circuits they form to understand how they control behaviour. 1. Motor control. How do nonspiking local interneurons organise motor neurons to generate limb movements? How do spiking interneurons proce...
  • Karl Emanuel Busch Dr Karl Emanuel Busch
    I study the response of the nematode C. elegans to a cue related to foraging, the concentration of ambient oxygen, which determines the worm´s locomotory activity on bacterial food lawns. I aim to understand how genes that regulate this particular...
  • Folma Buss Dr Folma Buss
    We study the cellular roles of myosin motor proteins and how they mediate the organization of cellular compartments and control intracellular transport along actin filaments. One of our major aims is to understand the mechanism of cargo selection ...
  • Tim Bussey Professor Tim Bussey
    Lisa Saksida and I are PIs in the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (TCNLab). The driving force behind all of the work in our lab is exactly as the name suggests: we want to understand the neuroscience of cognition, and to facilitate transl...
  • Mr James Butler
    Recent studies have established dysfunctional evoked and induced gamma (40 Hz) oscillations as well as changes in parvalbumin (PV) interneurons in the brains of schizophrenic patients (Uhlhaas & Singer, 2010). I will express the optogenetic silenc...
  • Simon Butler Simon Butler
    Puberty is associated with a period of psychological change concomitant with structural changes in the brain. An endocrinological association has been proposed. In the context of education, the effects on executive function, particularly the socia...
  • Dr Paula Buttery
    The application of natural language engineering techniques to augment neuro-imaging analysis and experimental design.
  • Philip Buttery Dr Philip Buttery
    We work on the role of rho family GTPases and their regulators in the plasticity of CNS synapses, as related to brain disease and recovery from brain injury. We are currently focussing on a regulator of the GTPase Rac1 which is upregulated with n...
  • Miss Elizabeth Byrne
    My research focuses on working memory training combined with transcranial electrical stimulation (tES).
  • Emma Cahill Dr Emma Cahill
    My immediate objective is to develop my research in neuronal signalling complexes and apply what I find to unanswered fundamental questions related to memory. In my postdoctoral research, I shall address the signalling requirements of memories ass...
  • Dr Gerard Callejo
    I am interested in the role of ion channels expressed in peripheral sensory neurones and involved in pain perception in different pathological conditions such as inflammation or nerve injury. In particular, I am interested in understanding the mol...
  • Marta Camacho
    I am involved in cohort studies (PICNICS, ICICLE-PD, Proband) which are observational studies tracking the progression of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) over several years so that we can better understand how the disease behaves over time....
  • Dr Carlo Camilloni
    I work on the characterisation of the dynamics of proteins using both atomistic Molecular Dynamics simulations and experimental modelling to unveil the mechanisms at the basis of protein function and misfunction. I am also developing simulation me...
  • Dr Emily Camm
    My research involves investigating the effects of adverse prenatal conditions, such as hypoxia and obesity, on the structure and function of the brain and placenta. My work offers insight to the potential mechanisms that may underlie the programmi...
  • Karen Campbell Dr Karen Campbell
    My research examines the cognitive and neural changes that accompany normal human ageing. In my doctoral work at the University of Toronto, jointly supervised by Profs. Lynn Hasher and Cheryl Grady, I examined age differences in attentional contro...
  • Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn Dr Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn
    I study social cognition with a focus on social influence and prosocial behaviour with a neuroscience focus. I have moved to the University of Sussex where I am currently the PI of The Social Decision Laboratory. Come visit! http://www.thesoc...
  • Ivan Caramanna Mr Ivan Caramanna
    Follow-up study to previous MR-IMPACT study, investigating a large cohort of adolescents with MDD
  • Rudolf Cardinal Dr Rudolf Cardinal
    I am interested in computational models of attentional selection and cognition.
  • Bob Carlyon Dr Bob Carlyon
    My research has spanned a wide range of topics in human hearing, but has most recently focused on the problem of how we can listen to one voice in the presence of interfering sounds, such as other speakers. It incorporates behavioural and electrop...
  • Alejandro Carnicer Lombarte Alejandro Carnicer Lombarte
    Neural interfaces allow the establishment of connections between the nervous system and external electronics, and hold great potential in both the clinic and basic research. The peripheral nervous system is a particularly attractive site t...
  • Francesca Carota Dr Francesca Carota
    I study the neural mechanisms supporting spoken and written language comprehension, asking how lexical, morphological/morphosyntactic and multimodal (speech and gesture) processes relate to underlying linguistic and semantic representations. I u...
  • Adrian Carpenter Dr Adrian Carpenter
    Our group develops new techniques for the acquisition and analysis of PET and MR images to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease. We also develop novel instrumentation, for example we are an internationally leading centre d...
  • Dr Keri Carpenter
    Research on human brain chemistry, in brain injury and brain tumour patients. Brain injury is a major cause of disability and death. While some brain injury survivors have good outcomes, others experience varying degrees of disability, which are o...
  • Roger Carpenter Professor Roger Carpenter MA PhD ScD
    I work on the brain mechanisms of human decision. The most common decision we make - two or three times every second - is what to look at next, and the measurement of the time taken to choose to look at a visual target - the saccadic latency - ha...
  • Dr Ana Catarino
    My research uses a combination of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying memory inhibition. In particular, I am interested in studying voluntary suppression of trauma related memories. In other word...
  • Dr RATNASEKHAR CH
    Life is a cyclical chemical process from birth to death, which consists of developmental changes from single cell to adult and aging changes from adult to death. There are internal circannual cycles, circadian rhythms with in this birth to death ...
  • Bhismadev Chakrabarti Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti
    My research group is based at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics at the University of Reading. We study emotion perception, empathy, and autism using functional MRI, eye gaze tracking, and psychophysiology. I am happy to co...
  • Sampurna Chakrabarti Ms Sampurna Chakrabarti
    Pain targets in arthritis
  • Samuel Chamberlain Dr Samuel Chamberlain MB/BChir PhD MRCPsych
    Neurobiology and treatment of impulsive, compulsive, and behaviourally-addictive disorders. I use a variety of techniques, including cognitive assessment, brain imaging, and pharmacological challenges, to explore the brain underpinnings of these...
  • Dennis Chan Dr Dennis Chan
    My research focuses on detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) before symptom onset, and on determining the biological basis of cognitive reserve (CR). AD work centres on detecting alterations in the functions of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and hippo...
  • Ian Charest Dr Ian Charest
    I am generally interested in object representation. I am currently working on Object vision and population code representation. During my PhD at the University of Glasgow, I investigated the neural correlates of voice and voice gender perception.
  • Dr RUCHI CHAUHAN
    Cell and molecular neuroscience
  • Dr Menghon Cheah
    My research focuses on investigating the extracellular and intracellular mechanisms for axon regeneration in the central nervous system after injury. In addition to a plethora of inhibitory factors present in the injured microenviroment, the absen...
  • Lucy Cheke Dr Lucy Cheke
    My research concerns the mechanism by which the brain creates, maintains and manipulates representations of events that are not currently available to perception. These representations can take many forms: they can be memories of veridical past ev...
  • Srivas Chennu Dr Srivas Chennu
    As a part of the impaired consciousness research group, I work on developing the use of EEG (Electroencephalography) and BCI (Brain Computer Interfaces) for assessing and assisting patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states. I am funded...
  • Patrick Chinnery Professor Patrick Chinnery FRCP FMedSci
    I am interested in the genetic basis of neurological disorders, and particularly mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are the main source of energy within neurons and glia. Mutations in genes responsible for mitochondrial biogenesis are a major c...
  • Dr Rachel Chong BA(Hons), MBBS, MMed(Ophth)
    My project aims to investigate if promoting microtubule stability in retinal ganglion cells can induce neuroprotection in models of glaucoma.
  • Ms Wei-Yan Chow
    Investigating the migration of amacrine cells in the developing zebrafish retina
  • Dr Jean-Michel Cioni
    The goal of my research is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying axon growth and maintenance. Basic knowledge in this area is essential for understanding neurodevelopmental disorders. I use a multidisciplinary experimenta...
  • Roberto Cipolla Professor Roberto Cipolla
    My research in computational vision includes a number of areas, in particular the recovery of shape, object detection and recognition. My group has developed algorithms for reconstructing three-dimensional shapes of objects from multiple images as...
  • Isabel  Clare Dr Isabel Clare
    I work in the Cambridge Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Group in the Dept. of Psychiatry and as a a senior member of the Enduring Disability and/or Disadvantage clinical theme in the NIHR's CLAHRC East of England. My research in...
  • Rebecca Clark Elford Mrs Rebecca Clark Elford
    My research involves implementing a range of cognitive testing and pharmacological intervention to investigate the cognitive and neurochemical basis of generalised Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Alex Clarke Dr Alex Clarke
    The research that I have been undertaking investigates how information about meaningful objects is represented in the brain. More specifically, this is centered around how information about objects develops over time, and how the responses of diff...
  • Dr Hannah Clarke
    Understanding the neural and neurochemical basis of behaviours mediated by the prefrontal cortex and their relevance to psychiatric disorders.
  • Jonathan Clarke Dr Jonathan Clarke
    Discovery and development of compounds that are beneficial to the treatment of neurodegenerative disease
  • Nicky Clayton, Professor Nicky Clayton, FRS
    Nicky studies the development and evolution of cognition in members of the crow family (including jackdaws, rooks and jays) and humans. Her work has challenged many of the common-held assumptions that only humans can plan for the future and remini...
  • Jack Clearman Mr Jack Clearman
    Dyscalculia, a maths learning disorder, is not well understood. The traditional view holds an approximate number system (ANS) to be the core deficit leading to the isolated poor math skills in students otherwise normal in intelligence. But this vi...
  • Mrs Gemma Cockcroft
    Research Assistant in a unit that studies various forms of cognitive and behavioural neuroscience
  • Michael Coleman Professor Michael Coleman
    We study axon degeneration and its roles in neurodegenerative disease. One focus is proteins regulating the degeneration of injured axons (‘Wallerian degeneration'), which we have linked into a molecular pathway. Disease models involving similar m...
  • Alasdair Coles Professor Alasdair Coles
    We study people with immunological illnesses of the brain, especially multiple sclerosis. Our most important work to date has been on alemtuzumab (Campath-1H), a humanised monoclonal antibody made originally in Cambridge. We started using it to t...
  • Alexander Coles Mr Alexander Coles
    As a Research Intern at the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre I have looked into many different areas of research. I started by spending many months working on the EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project which investigates the ...
  • Jonathan Coles Dr Jonathan Coles
    As a clinician specialising within Neurointensive care my research interests are focused on describing the pathophysiology of head injury and optimising patient outcome. Using the combined facilities of the Wolfson Brain Imaging and Neurosciences ...
  • Tony Coll Dr Tony Coll
    My current research continues to focus upon the roles of the hypothalamus in the control of energy balance. Our current understanding of the central control of appetite has relied heavily upon mouse models and I continue to utilise the power of b...
  • William Colledge Professor William Colledge
    My research group is interested in the neuroendocrine regulation of mammalian fertility using transgenic mice as a model system. Puberty and the regulation of mammalian fertility is controlled by hormonal signalling within the hypothalamus. My re...
  • Lincoln Colling Dr Lincoln Colling
    My primary research area is focused on understanding the neural basis of developmental dyslexia. I have secondary interests in action observation, motor prediction, sensory-motor synchronisation, EEG/MEG methodology, and philosophy of neuroscience...
  • Lucy Collins Miss Lucy Collins
    I am interested in investigating the mechanisms of disease in Parkinson's Disease (PD). I focus on the genetic contributions to disease in PD, in the lab using induced neuronal (iN) technologies and in the clinic using cognitive testing.
  • V. Peter Collins Professor V. Peter Collins
    The group is focusing on human brain tumours. The studies aim at documenting the genetic abnormalities involved in the development of these tumours and how these affect cell function. We wish to identify prognostic markers, therapy response marker...
  • Alastair Compston Professor Alastair Compston
    My research interests focus on clinical and experimental demyelinating disease with an emphasis on multiple sclerosis - the commonest potentially disabling disease of young adults. The research group has a broad set of interests: we work on the a...
  • Iulia Comsa Miss Iulia M. Comsa
    How do we lose consciousness when we fall asleep or go under anaesthesia? My research explores the neural dynamics of brain states at the boundary of consciousness. I study the transitions between levels of consciousness in natural, pharmacologica...
  • Geoffrey Cook Dr Geoffrey Cook
    My research concerns the mechanisms controlling axon growth. In the laboratory we are investigating two axon-repulsive systems, 1) the characterization of somite glycoproteins that repel axons, creating the segmented pattern of spinal nerves durin...
  • Dr Elisa Cooper
    My research focuses on human episodic memory. I'm investigating memory in healthy aging, using E/MEG, fMRI, and behavioural measures. I'm also interested in the preserved abilities of individuals with hippocampal damage, and understanding learning...
  • Rose Cooper Miss Rose Cooper
    My research focuses on cognitive and neurological differences in episodic memory between typical individuls and adults with autism spectrum disorder, specifically focusing on autism-related impairments in the use of recollection to retrieve contex...
  • Thomas Cope Dr Thomas Cope MA MClinRes MRCP
    I am a Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Clinical Neurology, working in the University Neurology Unit under the supervision of Professor James Rowe. I am interested in defining perceptual mechanisms and brain substrates through...
  • Dr Marta Costa
    I am the Project Team Leader for the Drosophila Connectomics group, started in October 2016, aims to build the adult olfactory connectome of Drosophila. That is, to describe every neuron that is involved in olfactory behaviour, and its connection...
  • Ellese Cotterill
    I take a computational approach to study spontaneous activity in the developing nervous system, using data from Multi-electrode Array recordings.
  • Jo Cotton Mrs Joanne Cotton MPhil, MBPsS
    I am in the planning stages of my PhD, supervised by Dr Sara Baker; we are currently looking for a second supervisor with expertise in ADHD and stress. I will use Bayesian statistical analysis to examine potential causal links between stressors a...
  • Lesley Cousins Dr Lesley Cousins MRCP DPhil.
    I am interested in the effects of antidepressant medication on the teenage brain both in terms of structural and functional development. I am also interested in trying to understand why some depressed teenagers are prescribed antidepressants where...
  • Dr Ian Coyle-Gilchrist MBBS BSc MRCP
    Frontotemporal dementia is one of the commonest forms of dementia before retirement age. It is very closely related to two other conditions, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration. Despite their importance there is a lack o...
  • Andrew Crawford Professor Andrew Crawford
    I am interested in biophysics and physiology of the vertebrate inner ear , especially the cochlea. My research has focussed on the electrophysiology of cochlear hair cells with a view to understanding how they manage to respond to nanometre dis...
  • Hannah Critchlow Dr Hannah Critchlow
    Hannah is a neuroscientist with a grounding in neuropsychiatry. She demystifies the human brain using Radio, TV and Festival platforms. In 2017 Hannah was appointed Outreach Fellow for Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 2014 Hannah was named as a ...
  • Ian Cross Professor Ian Cross
    My research explores the biological and cultural bases for human musicality, in particular, the mechanisms underlying the capacity for achievement and maintenance of inter-individual synchrony of behaviour, those underlying the experience of meani...
  • Damian Crowther Dr Damian Crowther
    The neuroscience group at AstraZeneca has particular interests in neurodegeneration, neuropsychiatry and pain. We are a highly collaborative group and keen to work productively with the Cambridge neuroscience community. More details at: www.azne...
  • Marek Czosnyka Professor Marek Czosnyka
    Brain Physics summarizes physical interactions between volumes, flows and pressures in brain. Measurement, data processing and analysis, forecasting and modeling of various cerebral phenomena as autoregulation of CBF or pressure-volume compensatio...
  • Zofia Czosnyka Dr Zofia Czosnyka
    Disturbance in cerebrospinal fluid circulation is one, but probably not the only reason for developing hydrocephalus. Physical models of CSF compensation may be identified in clinical practice. I provide a clinical service for the Hydrocephalus Cl...
  • Tim Dalgleish Dr Tim Dalgleish
    I am broadly interested in affective neuroscience in relation to clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am particularly interested in mental control and emotion regulation in these conditions and the psychological and neu...
  • Jeff Dalley Professor Jeff Dalley
    Primary research interests include behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology and neuromodulation of limbic cortico-striatal brain circuitry. Specific interests include behavioural and neurobiological endophenotypes and their trans...
  • Tamana Darwish Miss Tamana Darwish
    Nutrients act as signaling molecules in synergy with nervous and hormonal signals to inform the brain about the nutritional status of the body. Impairments of this signalling can result in profound metabolic dysfunction. We explore the central pat...
  • Anthony Davenport Dr Anthony Davenport
    Our research group focuses on understanding the role of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs, targets for about ~50% of current drugs) together with their transmitters in humans. We use in vitro pharmacology and in vivo imaging using positron emissi...
  • Daniel Davies Daniel Davies
    I am studying towards a combined medical degree and PhD (MB/PhD) at the University of Cambridge. I intercalated a BA in Department of Psychology before beginning my doctoral work supervised by Professors Paul Fletcher and Peter Jones. My research ...
  • Greg Davis Dr Greg Davis
    Consciousness, 'Free Will' Visual attention, vision, autism
  • Matt Davis Dr Matt Davis
    My work is interdisciplinary, combining diverse methodologies from Cognitive Neuroscience to investigate the neural mechanisms involved in spoken and written language comprehension. I work on a range of topics, including speech perception, lexical...
  • Mario de Bono Dr Mario de Bono
    We seek to understand how neural networks are assembled, function and evolve. C. elegans is a powerful system to study neural circuits. The worm has exactly 302 neurons each of which can be identified. EM reconstructions have identified synapti...
  • Daniel De Haan Dr Daniel De Haan
    I am a postdoctoral research associate in the TWCF Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences Project: Neuroscience Strand, Faculty of Divinity, and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Cambridge Unive...
  • Benedetto De Martino Benedetto De Martino
    My research aims to provide a mechanistic understanding on how the brain constructs the values used to guide choice. I approach this complex problem by combining a number of different theoretical frameworks from economics and computational neurosc...
  • Sanne de Wit Dr Sanne de Wit
    Whilst our actions are often goal-directed, slips of action reveal that automatic, or habitual, mechanisms can take over. Although the concepts of goal-directed action and habits are well-grounded in folk psychology, most empirical research so far...
  • Julia Deakin Dr Julia Deakin
    I plan to experiment with brain imaging techniques and immunomics to look for early changes in psychosis. In particular, I am interested in supporting a recently identified group of patients with psychosis who have autoantibodies to the NMDA recep...
  • Dr Andrew Dean
    I collaborate with members of the Autism Research Centre for the acquisition, dissection and diagnosis of brain from cases of autistic spectrum and related disorders. I have a special interest in neuropathological and radiological characterisation...
  • Natalia del Campo Dr Natalia del Campo
    My research focuses on the optimisation and application of multi-modal neuroimaging techniques to identify the neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions and associated cognitive deficits. One aspect I am particularly interested ...
  • Barry Devereux Dr Barry Devereux
    My research is primarily focused on lexical and semantic processing, the conceptual structure of nouns and verbs, syntactic and semantic ambiguity in language comprehension, and object processing. I am interested in interdisciplinary aspects of l...
  • Dr Martina Di Simplicio
    I am psychiatrist and CBT therapist working in the Emotional Disorders and Mental Imagery group (Holmes). The focus of my research is to investigate how different cognitive styles and emotional responses can play a role in the development of emoti...
  • Anthony Dickinson Professor Anthony Dickinson
    My primary research interests concern learning, memory, motivation, and future planning in both humans and animals. My interest in learning and memory is focussed on the distinction between goal-directed and habitual instrumental behaviour as asse...
  • Kelly  Diederen Dr Kelly Diederen
    My current research focuses on reward learning in healthy individuals and how errors in this system might be related to delusional belief formation.
  • Mr Richard Digby BA
    Under the supervision of Professor Paulsen, my research currently involves the study of Up-sates, a slow oscillation seen in cortical networks. I am investigating the receptor currents that contribute to the maintenance of this activity, and also ...
  • Veronika Dobler Dr Veronika Dobler MRCPsych, PhD
    I am interested in the effect of Early Live Adversity (ELA) on neuro-cognitive development in later life. Psychological theories have long recognized that selective processing and distortions in appraisal of day-to day events as well as cognitive...
  • Christopher Dobson Professor Christopher Dobson
    Our group is investigating the molecular origins of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, that are characterised neuropathologically by the presence of amyloid fibrils. The aim of our research is to understand ...
  • Joseph Donnelly Dr Joseph Donnelly
    Cerebral autoregulation describes the ability of the brain to keep its blood flow constant across a range of perfusion pressures. Traumatic brain injury is a condition where cerebral autoregulation plays a pivotal role; trauma directly impairs aut...
  • Nick Donnelly Mr Nick Donnelly
    I am interested in understanding how different brain regions, containing different types of neurons, and with different architectures, are able to work together to process information and produce adaptive behaviour. Currently I am investigating t...
  • Jennifer Drobac Dr Jennifer Drobac
    As a U.S. law professor, I examine the neuroscience of decision making, particularly as part of legal consent. My research challenges the legal default of unquestioned human capacity for consent. It posits that legal capacity for consent is not an...
  • Robert Dudas Dr Robert Dudas
    I have carried out research projects on cognitive impairment in the context of progressive-degenerative dementias and affective symptomatology. My current interest in dementia spans from risk factors to clinical management. I have also investiga...
  • John Duncan Professor John Duncan
    Brain basis for attention, intelligence and cognitive control; including studies of normal cognition and behaviour, impairments following brain damage, functional brain imaging, and single cell electrophysiology. For John Duncan's popular science...
  • Dr Claire Durrant (née Harwell)
    My research aims to model aspects of Alzheimer's disease pathology using organotypic hippocampal slice cultures from APP mutant mice. By maintaining slice cultures from TgCRND8 mice for several months in culture, the progressive accumulation of Aβ...
  • Edward Dyson Mr Edward Dyson BSc MRCS
    The long-term neuropsychological sequelae of diffuse axonal damage from traumatic brain injury can be devastating. This is compounded by the absence of disease modifying treatments. Novel MRI techniques have shown recent promise in further expl...
  • Miss Gintare Karolina Dziugaite
    Research interests include visual perception and imitation learning, especially in motor control. Currently I am working on inverse optimal control and human motor learning by observing optimal behavior.
  • Dawn Eagle Dr Dawn Eagle
    How does the brain control impulsive and compulsive actions and stop inappropriate or unwanted behaviour? This question is relevant to many illnesses where brain function is altered (e.g,. ADHD, Parkinson's disease, OCD, schizophrenia, compulsive...
  • Steve Edgley Dr Steve Edgley
    I’m interested in how movements are controlled. Our everyday movements are performed with little conscious thought and are remarkably precise. Despite what the textbooks tell you, the way in which this is accomplished is poorly understood. I work ...
  • Ellie Edlmann Dr Ellie Edlmann
    Investigating the pathophysiology of chronic subdural haematoma with biochemical studies and imaging studies. I am also the co-PI for a multi-centre randomised control trial looking at dexamethasone in chronic subdural haematoma (Dex-CSDH)
  • Miss Amelia Edmondson-Stait
    The mushroom body (MB) is the principal site of associative learning in insects. MB output neurons (MBONs) divide it into 15 compartments and together form a complex, multi-layered network whose combined activity represents valence and motivationa...
  • Dr Simon Edwards
    Alzheimer's Research drug discovery institute.
  • Mike Edwardson Professor Mike Edwardson
    My research involves imaging of biomolecules using atomic force microscopy (AFM). AFM permits the visualization of single molecules under near-physiological conditions. Current projects include studies of: 1. The subunit arrangement in ionotropic...
  • Stephen Eglen Dr Stephen Eglen
    I use computational tools to help investigate mechanisms of neural development. In particular, I study the formation of retinotopic maps and retinal mosaics in vertebrate visual systems. In addition, I am interested in the analysis of large-scale...
  • MOHAMADY EL-GABY Mr MOHAMADY EL-GABY
    Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic transmission is the most prominent cellular model for mediating network changes involved in memory storage. Our lab has recently made use of optogenetic approaches to demonstrate that Schaffer collateral in...
  • Handan Elaman
    The aim of my research is to further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying age-related axon loss using models of accelerated ageing.
  • Megan Eldred
    I'm studying the development of the retina, particularly, how the different subsets of retinal neurons organise at the tissue level in early development. I am using the Zebrafish as a model organism, and am currently using a combination of transge...
  • Michelle Ellefson Dr Michelle Ellefson
    Dr. Ellefson is a senior lecturer in Psychology & Education with the Faculty of Education. Her work integrates cognition, neuroscience, child development, and education into a multi-disciplinary research programme aimed at improving maths and scie...
  • Yaara Erez Dr Yaara Erez
    My work combines a variety of techniques from cognitive and system neuroscience to study the neural mechanisms of information processing and cognitive control. I am interested in multiple aspects that modulate the way we process information such a...
  • Karen Ersche Dr Karen Ersche
    My research focuses on the neuropsychological correlates and neurochemical processes underlying addictive behaviour and the translation of this knowledge into therapeutic interventions. This work involves a combination of approaches including neur...
  • Sharon Erzinçlioğlu Dr Sharon Erzinçlioğlu
    I am an Investigator Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. My current project involves recruiting patients who have acquired a non-traumatic brain injury, through e.g. stroke or tumour resection, to the Cambridge Clinical Neuroscienc...
  • Dr Alessandro Esposito
    My goal is to understand how cellular biochemistry encodes decision-making processes, particularly those processes that lead to cancer when misregulated. However, the lack of technologies that permit mapping a multitude of biochemical reactions in...
  • Richard Eva Dr Richard Eva
    Boosting axon regeneration after injury by targeting axon transport of growth receptors I would like to understand the mechanisms regulating the traffic and transport of growth and survival molecules into axons. During development these molecules ...
  • Mark Evans Dr Mark Evans
    My group are interested in (1) how brain detects changes in blood glucose and how this glucose-sensing interacts with peripheral metabolism; (2) how defences against hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) may become abnormal in diabetes; (3) the short an...
  • Nicholas Evans Dr Nicholas Evans
    I am a Specialist Registrar in Stroke Medicine with a research interest in atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation. My current research uses Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to measure inflammation within t...
  • Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS Professor Barry Everitt Sc.D., F.R.S., F.Med.Sci.
    My research is concerned with the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying learning, memory, motivation and reward especially related to drug addiction. A major research theme is the impact of learning on drug addiction - both its developmen...
  • Michael Ewbank Dr Michael Ewbank
    My research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie the processing of social stimuli. I have a particular expertise in using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to probe the response properties of brain regions involv...
  • Caroline Fabre Dr Caroline Fabre C.G.
    Substrate-borne communication during Drosophila courtship
  • Dr Benjamin Falcon
    Filamentous protein assemblies in the brain characterize a large number of neurodegenerative diseases, the accumulation and spread of which is believed to underlie nerve cell degeneration. My research focuses on the mechanisms of amplification and...
  • Miss Seyedeh-Rezvan Farahibozorg
    My current research is aimed at characterisation of semantic networks in the brain based on source reconstructed concurrent Electro-/Magnetoencephalography (E/MEG)). Multiple brain areas are thought to play role in semantic cognition. However, th...
  • Sadaf Farooqi Professor Sadaf Farooqi
    Using a candidate gene approach in patients with severe, early onset obesity recruited to the Genetics Of Obesity Study (GOOS), we have identified patients with mutations in genes encoding leptin, the leptin receptor and targets of leptin action ...
  • Giorgio  Favrin Dr Giorgio Favrin
    The focus of my research is to build and analyze the network of pathways associated with Alzheimer’s disease. We are currently measuring these interaction data in the yeast S. cerevisiae (baker’s yeast). We use these data, in conjunction with fr...
  • James Fawcett Professor James Fawcett
    Axon regeneration in the damaged CNS: Regeneration of axons after CNS damage is blocked by several molecules in the environment and by loss of intrinsic regeneration ability, We modify the environment to make it more permissive and modify axonal ...
  • Anne Ferguson-Smith Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith
    Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic mechanism causing genes to be expressed depending on their parental origin. Our research investigates the mechanism and evolution of genomic imprinting and the function of imprinted genes in development and dise...
  • Dr Maria Angeles Fernandez
    My main interest is the study of signalling pathways and molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease, and its use as a target for the possible therapy of these diseases. Actually, my rese...
  • Emilio  Fernandez-Egea Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea
    My research interests are mostly the biological and clinical aspects of chronic schizophrenia. I’m the Clozapine Clinic Lead for the local MH Trust (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust). We study treatment resistant schizophrenia ...
  • Mr Dylan Festa
    Encoding and recall of sequences in biologically realistic and recurrently connected neural circuits.
  • Johanna J. S. Finnemann Johanna J. S. Finnemann
    My primary research interests concern sensorimotor integration and somatosensation which I investigate from a computational as well as experimental point of view. In particular I aim to understand how optimal control, predictive processes, motor l...
  • Paola Finoia Dr Paola Finoia
    My current work combines neurobehavioral observation, fMRI and EEG in patients with Disorders of Consciousness (DoC). In particular, my research investigates which factors might predict patient performance, which technique (or combination of techn...
  • Anthony  Fitzpatrick Dr Anthony Fitzpatrick
    Amyloid is an important class of proteinaceous material because of its close association with protein misfolding disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and type II diabetes. My research focuses on determining the structure, stability and material p...
  • Patrick Flagmeier Mr Patrick Flagmeier
    My main research interests focus on contributing to our understanding of protein misfolding and aggregation associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. One aspect of my work is the development of sma...
  • Sheila Flanagan Dr Sheila Flanagan
    The possibility that shared neural mechanisms for processing language and music exist is an area of increasing interest. Anecdotal evidence that musical exposure or training leads to improvements in literacy and working memory is now gaining supp...
  • Paul Fletcher Professor Paul Fletcher
    I am interested in psychosis. I agree with the long tradition of clinical psychiatric research which suggests that, during a psychotic illness, the world is a strange place because strange associations are formed and inconsequential stimuli are as...
  • Dorothea Floris Dorothea Floris
    I am interested in the neurobiological underpinnings of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) with special focus on cerebral lateralization and functional connectivity. During my PhD I investigated atypical hemispheric specialisation in ASC at differen...
  • Sarah Foerster
    Oligodendrocytes are the myelinating cells of the central nervous system, functioning to accelerate neurotransmission and provide trophic support to the axon. In response to the pathological loss of oligodendrocytes, myelin sheaths can be replaced...
  • Professor Thanasis Fokas PhD-MD
    Analytical algorithms for several medical imaging techniques including PAT, SPECT, MEG, EEG.
  • Elisabeth Fonteneau Dr Elisabeth Fonteneau
    * Psycholinguistics * Auditory perception * Semantic /syntax * Developmental language disorders * Second language learners * EEG/MEG
  • Suzanna Forwood Dr Suzanna Forwood
    My interest is in cortical learning, and particularly the interaction between learning and perception. Previous work has used animal models and computational models to understand cortical function. I am now looking at human models of learning, w...
  • Maxime Fouyssac Mr Maxime Fouyssac
    My research project in David Belin’s lab at the department of Pharmacology and within the BCNI of Cambridge is to characterize the functional contribution of the astrocytes to the development of habitual and compulsive cocaine self-administration ...
  • Polytimi Frangou
    My work focuses on the inhibitory mechanisms involved in visual learning. I am using multimodal imaging to investigate how brain activation modulations are related to neurotransmitter concentrations when plastic changes take place. My main interes...
  • Dr Rene Frank
    I am interested in understanding the native molecular architecture of synapses with a particular focus on postsynaptic membranes that contain N-methyl D-aspartic acid receptors (NMDARs). NMDARs mediate Ca2+-dependent signalling, acting in concer...
  • Dr David Franklin
    I am interested in how we are able to develop models of the external world and use these to adapt our movements to new experiences. I am currently studying the adaptation of humans to novel force fields generated with a 2 degree-of-freedom robotic...
  • Robin Franklin Professor Robin Franklin
    Robin Franklin is Professor of Stem Cell Medicine at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. His lab works on the mechanisms of CNS regeneration with a particular focus on remyelination, an adult stem/precursor cell-mediated process ...
  • Sae Franklin Sae Franklin
    My current interest is to find the mechanisms of motor learning by observing changes in trajectories, force, endpoint stiffness and muscle activity during reaching movements and interactions with objects.
  • Kristian Franze Dr Kristian Franze
    We are taking an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how cellular forces, local cell and tissue compliance and cellular mechanosensitivity contribute to CNS development and disease. Methods we are exploiting include atomic force microscopy, ...
  • Dr Shahar Frechter
    I am using Drosophila olfaction as a model system to understand how sensory information is processed and transformed into behavior. I have focused on the Lateral Horn of Drosophila, which appears to be required for innate olfactory behavior. Earli...
  • Oliver Freeman Dr Oliver Freeman
    My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease. By studying the molecular events leading to neurodegeneration in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, we aim to develop new targets for treatment.
  • Jan Freyberg Dr Jan Freyberg
    My primary interest is in psychophysics as a tool to investigate the brain. I am using behavioural paradigms that rely on basic perceptual mechanisms to look at the visual system in autism. This not only gives rise to information on if - and how -...
  • Johannes Friedrich Dr Johannes Friedrich
    My research lies at the intersection of computational neuroscience and machine learning, targeting the general question of how statistics can help us decipher neural computation. Most of my work centered on decision making, in particular on implem...
  • Jessica Fritz Ms Jessica Fritz
    My main research interest is the study of resilience in individuals who have experienced childhood adversity. Resilience can be described as a process of positive adaptation following exposure to childhood adversity. Childhood adversity is strongl...
  • Tim Fryer Dr Tim Fryer
    My research concentrates on positron emission tomography (PET) methodology, with particular emphasis on the quantitative accuracy of the physiological parameters derived from the data. Current research themes are: parametric mapping using b...
  • Dana Galili Dr Dana Galili
    Did you ever wonder what makes males and females respond differently to the same stimulus? Sex differences are basic for reproduction, parenting and other social interactions. I work on Drosophila sexually dimorphic behaviours and their underlying...
  • Celine Galvagnion Dr Celine Galvagnion
    My main research interests focus on understanding the early onset and proliferation of Parkinson’s disease. In fact, alpha synuclein (α-syn) is a small presynaptic protein involved in neuronal and synaptic vesicle plasticity but its aggregation t...
  • Stephen Gamble Mr Stephen Gamble
    Currently working in molecular biology in the Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation (CASM) programme at the Sanger Institute. My previous research experience has including work in the biological basis of mental illness using neurobiology, biochemis...
  • Sara Garofalo Dr Sara Garofalo
    I’m a young scientist in the broad field of neuroscience. My researches concern neural and behavioural correlates of human reinforcement learning. I’m particularly interested in how adaptive behaviors can evolve in pathological and maladaptive con...
  • Jane Garrison Jane Garrison
    Investigating reality testing failures in hallucinations, including in schizophrenia
  • Philip Gaskin Dr Philip Gaskin
    I aim to fractionate specific roles of subdivisions of the vmPFC, and their cortico-cortical and cortico-subcortical interactions, with regards to the regulation of positive and negative emotion.
  • Susan Gathercole Professor Susan Gathercole
    I am a cognitive psychologist specialising in memory, learning and language. My research is concerned primarily with understanding the cognitive and neural basis of childhood disorders of working memory and other executive functions, and with ide...
  • Helene Gautier Dr Helene Gautier
    I showed that communication between axons and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells during remyelination is essential for efficient myelin repair. I'm now interested on how neurons sense their mechanical environment and if it influences their electrica...
  • Linda Geerligs Dr Linda Geerligs
    My research centers around the normal age related changes in brain function and its effects on cognitive functioning. At the moment, my work is focused on functional connectivity changes in the aging brain and its implications for cognitive functi...
  • Zoubin Ghahramani Professor Zoubin Ghahramani
    My current research interests include Bayesian approaches to machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, information retrieval, bioinformatics, and computational motor control. Statistics provides the mathematical foundations for handli...
  • Dr Jenny Gibson
    Jenny’s research interests lie in the interplay between linguistic and social development from childhood through to adolescence. She studied at University of Manchester where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy, before going on ...
  • Claire Gillan Dr Claire Gillan
    I study the contribution of basic learning processes, such as habit formation, to psychiatric disease, in particular obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I use behavioural experiments, psychophysiology and neuroimaging techniques to understand the...
  • Jonathan Gillard Professor Jonathan Gillard
    Development of novel Magnetic Resonance imaging tools assessing atheromatous plaque inflammation and stress analysis. Development of MRI and PET tools for delineating microscopic brain tumour infiltration in man.
  • Dr Jonathan Gilley
    My principle research area is investigation of the molecular mechanisms involved in axon degeneration after injury and in disease.
  • Susan van der Heide Dr Susan Giorgi-Coll (nee van der Heide)
    My main research focus is on the detecting biomolecules, such as proteins and metabolites, in microdialysis samples from patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In particular I am involved in method development for improved detection in orde...
  • Chiara Giuliano Dr Chiara Giuliano
    I am interested in the neural processes regulating the development of impulsive / compulsive disorders such as drug addiction and binge-eating disorders.
  • Dino Giussani Professor Dino Giussani
    We have intertwined our interests in oxygen and the development of the central nervous and cardiovascular systems to propose that oxidative stress underlies the common molecular pathway via which prenatal hypoxia contributes to a developmental ori...
  • Dr Brian Glasberg
    My research focuses on the perception of sound in both normally hearing and hearing-impaired people and relates to the psychophysics of hearing.
  • Dervila Glynn Dr Dervila Glynn
    Following on from a degree in Biotechnology, I completed a PhD in Pharmacology (Downing College) and worked for 11 years in the field of Huntington’s disease (HD). My research focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration an...
  • Hedwig Gockel Dr Hedwig Gockel
    My research has covered various aspects of human hearing, mostly in healthy individuals. Amongst them are pitch perception, auditory grouping and streaming processes, effects of attention on auditory perception, loudness perception and masking. I...
  • Michel Goedert Dr Michel Goedert
    Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are characterized by the presence of abnormal filamentous assemblies within some nerve cells. Similar assemblies are found in related disorders, including progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia with Le...
  • Nuno Goncalves Nuno Goncalves
    I use high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging (7T fMRI) to study basic functional properties of human visual cortex at a very fine spatial scale. High-field fMRI with sub-millimeter resolution allows us to extract hemodynamic responses at...
  • Paloma T Gonzalez-Bellido Dr Paloma T Gonzalez-Bellido
    Given a set of environmental conditions and behavioral limitations, what is the optimal neural strategy and performance for a certain visual task? What adaptations are crucial for it? Are such adaptations widely spread across distantly related sp...
  • Ian  Goodyer Professor Ian Goodyer FMedSci
    I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based at Cambridge University pursuing research into the connections between human development and psychopathology. My studies are centred on adolescents in the community as well as current patients. Our re...
  • Professor Juan Manuel Gorriz
    The SIPBA group use computational and mathematical approaches based on the statistical learning theory to develop computer-aided diagnosis systems in the field of neuroscience. SiPBA aim to provide supporting tools to physicians in the early diagn...
  • Usha Goswami Professor Usha Goswami
    I am the Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education. The Centre uses EEG and fNIRS to explore the developing brain. Key research projects include the neural basis of developmental dyslexia, the neural basis of speech and language impairm...
  • Michael Gottschalk Michael Gottschalk M.Sc.
    My projects at the Cambridge Centre of Neuropsychiatric Research (CCNR – under the direction of Prof Sabine Bahn) focus on the molecular basis of affective and anxiety disorders by generating new etiological hypotheses in a systems biological mann...
  • Julia Gottwald Julia Gottwald
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects up to 2% of the world population, ranging from young children to adults. The disease causes severe distress and has a marked impact on the ability to study and work. I investigate a range of cognitive p...
  • Fabian Grabenhorst Dr Fabian Grabenhorst
    My research focuses on the brain mechanisms for reward and economic decision making using neurophysiology and functional MRI. Specific areas of investigation include the neural computation of economic values and choices; the neural processing of s...
  • Fergus Gracey Dr Fergus Gracey
    My research themes relate to assessment, recovery and rehabilitation following brain injury. I am especially interested in identity and emotional adjustment following acquired brain injury, self-regulation, cognitive rehabilitation and service del...
  • Miss Deborah Green
    The research I undertake investigates memory processes and the associated brain networks, supervised by Dr Jon Simons. Primarily I have carried out research into ageing and memory and also the role of the Angular Gyrus and its involvement in inte...
  • Emma Pagett Emma Green
    I am a data manager for the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study in both the England (CFAS II) and Wales (CFAS Wales) centres, along with the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) project. I provide data support to the teams and re...
  • Ingo Greger Dr Ingo Greger
    Information transfer in the brain occurs at synapses where chemical transmitters are released from presynaptic terminals and are received by postsynaptic receptors. Glutamate is a major neurotransmitter and glutamate receptors are key to synaptic ...
  • Dr Andrea Greve
    I am an Investigator Scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. My research focuses on investigating theories of learning by using behavioral and functional brain imaging techniques (MRI and EEG/MEG) with the aim to understand the cog...
  • Fiona Gribble Professor Fiona Gribble
    Endocrine communication between the gut and brain, relaying food-related signals that control appetite and metabolism.
  • Jules Griffin Dr Jules Griffin
    We have been using a range of analytical techniques, and in particular NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, to follow metabolism in the brain in a range of disease processes. This ranges from flux measurements to understand the cycling of metab...
  • Ms Juliet Griffin
    I study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying the formation and stubborn persistence of delusions and other psychotic symptoms in psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia. I am interested in how the brain uses uncertain information (parti...
  • John Griffiths Professor John Griffiths
    My work involves the use and development of Magnetic Resonance methods for understanding the biology of cancer and the determination of tumour-associated MR parameters for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of therapy.
  • Mark Gurnell Dr Mark Gurnell
    Current programmes of research: 1. endocrine basis of financial decision-making 2. genetic and acquired disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis 3. novel approaches to sparing hypothalamic-pituitary function in patients with sellar/par...
  • Alerie Guzman
    My research is focused on the process of demyelination and remyelination in the central nervous system and their relationship with Multiple Sclerosis. Remyelination is one of the most important processes in the CNS, in order to maintain the axon t...
  • Johnny HABCHI Dr Johnny HABCHI
    My research is focused on understanding the molecular principles underlying protein aggregation in neurodegenerative disorders. In particular, I am studying the molecular pathways through which the amyloid-beta peptide (Ab) aggregate and form depo...
  • Katie Hall Dr Katie Hall PhD
    I am principally interested in the field of behavioural neurosciences with a particular focus in understanding how neurodegenerative pathologies cause dementia symptoms and behavioural dysfunction, as well as developing potential neuroprotective t...
  • Ryan Hamnett Dr Ryan Hamnett AMRSB
    Molecular, cellular and circuit-level components of the mammalian circadian system, specifically the contributions of different subpopulations of cells within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) to overall rhythmicity, such as rhythm generation, mai...
  • Maya Hanspal Dr Maya Hanspal
    I am interested in the role that protein misfolding plays in neurodegenerative diseases. In recent years, much attention has been drawn to the concept of 'prion-like' aggregation and spatiotemporal spread of misfolding protein in neurodegenerative...
  • Roger Hardie Professor Roger Hardie
    Phototransduction, TRP channels and Calcium signalling in Drosophila Phototransduction in the fruitfly Drosophila is an important model for G-protein coupled signalling and fascinating in its own right. We study the underlying cellular and molecu...
  • Ben Hardy Dr Ben Hardy
    My primary research in on morale in organisations and I am taking a social psychological approach. The aim is to establish what morale is, what it is not, how it might be measured and what the antecedents and consequences are. A mixture of quali...
  • William Harris Professor William Harris
    Where does the nervous system come from in the embryo? How does it grow to the right size and shape? How do stem cells turn into more committed neuronal progenitors and how do these cells know when to leave the cycle and differentiate into neural ...
  • William Harrison Dr William Harrison
    We can think of our eyes as though they’re video cameras that record information about the world so that we can better interact with it. However, our visual system outperforms any commercially available video camera. Think about how every movement...
  • Michael Hart Mr Michael Hart
    Resolving the dichotomy between effective resection of focal lesions and preservation of brain function is a fundamental goal in neurosurgery. To achieve this, I have started a PhD on brain mapping under the supervision of Professor John Suckling....
  • Michael Hastings FMedSci Dr Michael Hastings FRS, FMedSci
    Cellular and molecular basis to circadian rhythms in mammals and its relevance to metabolic and neurological disease.
  • Olaf Hauk Dr Olaf Hauk
    I use a multi-modal imaging approach to problems in the neuroscience of language and cognition. Reading: How are the complex computations underlying reading behaviour implemented so efficiently and flexibly in our brains? I address this question ...
  • Sarah Hawkins Professor Sarah Hawkins
    Trained as a psychologist and acoustic phonetician, I have worked mainly on speech perception, including a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship on acoustic-phonetic contributions to a biologically-plausible theory of how speech is understood. From...
  • James Heald Mr James Heald
    I am interested in understanding the computational principles that underlie sensorimotor control and learning in the human brain.
  • Dr Chris Heath
    I am interested in understanding how pathology-related molecular and cellular changes in defined neuronal circuits affect behaviour and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Berthold Hedwig Dr Berthold Hedwig
    I analyse the neural mechanisms underlying acoustic communication in insects which use species-specific sounds for mate attraction. I use behavioural, neurophysiological and optical imaging techniques with the aim to understand: 1. The neural mech...
  • Adel Helmy Mr Adel Helmy PhD FRCS (SN)
    My main research interest is in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and in particular the innate inflammatory response following TBI. Inflammation plays a role in secondary injury following TBI, but is also the starting point for reparative processes. I ...
  • Guillaume Hennequin Dr Guillaume Hennequin
    I study the link between physiology and behaviour from a computational viewpoint. I am interested in the dynamics of sensory and motor cortices, and how they support complex computations such as movement generation or perceptual inference. Through...
  • Richard Henson Professor Richard (Rik) Henson
    My primary interest concerns how we remember things. Specifically, I use the techniques of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electro- and magneto- encephalography (EEG/MEG) to examine brain activity as healthy volunteers try to reme...
  • Joe Herbert Professor Joe Herbert
    I am interested in the role of the brain in adaptive responses, with particular reference to the reciprocal interaction between hormones and the brain. My experimental work is focussed on the way that neural factors, such as serotonin and glucocor...
  • Maria  Herva Moyano Dr Maria Herva Moyano E
    I have developed a fast and reliable method to form alpha-synuclein aggregates and my aim is to use it as a high content assay to screen for drugs with anti aggregating properties. I am specially interested in the option of repurposing existing dr...
  • Victoria Hewitt Dr Victoria Hewitt
    I am investigating how interactions between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum contribute to mitochondrial dynamics in neurons. I am using fruit flies as a model system to determine how perturbing these interactions contributes to neurodeg...
  • Frank Hezemans Frank Hezemans
    I study the cognitive and neural mechanisms with which we plan and control action, in health and after the development of dementia. The control of action depends on the integration of predicted consequences of action with sensory information, modu...
  • Dr Ciaran Scott Hill
    My research interests are cellular models of traumatic axonal injury of the brain and the relationship with inflammation and neurodegeneration.
  • Melissa Hines Professor Melissa Hines
    I study gender development, and am particularly interested in how prenatal influences (e.g., gonadal hormones) interact with postnatal experience to shape brain development and behaviour. My current research programme includes studies of individu...
  • Colin Hockings Dr Colin Hockings
    To understand how Alzheimer's disease works, we use advanced microscopy techniques to study tau aggregation and propagation
  • Dr James Hockley
    Jim holds a Master of Biochemistry degree from the University of Bath and completed his PhD on voltage gated sodium channel NaV1.9 in visceral nociception at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. H...
  • Sean Holden Dr Sean Holden
    Our research covers assorted issues in both theoretical and applied machine learning. At present we are interested in: - Computational learning theory. How can we better understand the properties of machine learning algorithms in terms of, for ex...
  • Tony Holland Professor Tony Holland
    The focus of our interdisciplinary research is on learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities/mental handicap) from different perspectives. Research to date has had the following main themes. First, the relationship between specific genetical...
  • Matthew Hollocks Dr Matthew Hollocks
    I am a Research Psychologist interested in the biological mechanisms of cognitive change (development and decline) in both neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions. Secondly, I have developed a particular interest in the causes of co-oc...
  • Emily Holmes Professor Emily Holmes
    In the Emotional Disorders and Mental Imagery programme we investigate three areas: Psychological trauma Depressed mood Bipolar disorder
  • Dr Joni Holmes
    I am interested in the overlap between working memory, attention and executive function processes in children and adults. My research has focussed on the role of working memory in children's mathematical skills, and on understanding the cognitive ...
  • Christine Holt Professor Christine Holt FMedSci FRS
    My laboratory studies how nerve connections are first established in the brain. We focus on the developing visual system and our main goal is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of axon guidance that enable axons to navigate from t...
  • Dr Young T. Hong
    My main research area is developing mathematical models and numerical techniques in analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) data. Most of the PET images are obtained for acute head injury, psychiatry and neurology clinical research.
  • Alexa Horner Dr Alexa Horner
    Developing, validating and utilising touchscreen tasks for the cognitive behavioural characterisation of mouse models of human conditions.
  • Dr Nicole Horst
    I am interested in investigating the role of cortico-striatal circuits in flexible behaviour in order to understand how disruption of these circuits and their modulation by various neurotransmitters may underpin the inflexible behaviours observed ...
  • Fei-Yang HUANG M.D.
    My research focuses on neuroeconomics and decision neurophysiology. We associate neural signals with decision behaviour to elucidate how decisions are made in various context-dependent environment. We design behavioural tasks based on ...
  • Dr Yuan Huang
    I am interested in using mathematical and mechanical tools to describe the biological systems. Better understanding of diseases can be achieved by further analysing the structural and functional imaging data. We hope our work will improve the diag...
  • Dr Laura Hughes
    My current research interests are on the role of the prefrontal cortex for voluntary and goal directed actions, and prefrontal interactions with other brain systems. I use both MEG and fMRI, along with behavioural and neuropsychological data, to i...
  • Ayla Humphrey Dr Ayla Humphrey
    I am interested in developing services for children & families. Co-founder of first UK holistic neuropsychological service for children with brain injury (CCPNR,Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation);Cambridgeshire Chil...
  • Christy Hung
    Neurons are one of the most polarized cells in our body, with their axonal processes sometimes extending distances of more than 1,000-fold the diameter of their cell body. I am interested to study how proteins and organelles are delivered to axons...
  • Zoé Husson Dr Zoé Husson
    I am interested in understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms of hypoxia-resistance in the naked mole-rats and how this surprising eusocial mammals adapt to extreme low levels of oxygen available and high carbon dioxide concentrations.
  • Peter Hutchinson Professor Peter Hutchinson
    I am a NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. I have a general neurosurgical practice with a subspecialist interest in...
  • Fumiya Iida Dr Fumiya Iida
    Our research interests lie at the biologically inspired robotics, i.e. the cross section between biology and robotics: We are interested in extracting design principles of nature and extend them for improving our robotics technologies.
  • Dr James Ingram
    My research focuses on understanding the sensorimotor control of the arm and hand in humans. I am especially interested in object manipulation and tool use. Object manipulation and tool use is an essential feature of human behaviour. It represents...
  • Becky Inkster Dr Becky Inkster
    I am a Neuroscientist passionate about digital interventions in mental health, social media data analysis, genomics, molecular biology, and neuroimaging. I am passionate about working with hard-to-reach, disadvantaged groups and youth culture. I...
  • Nunzio Iraci Dr Nunzio Iraci
    I am pursuing a more basic (fundamental) approach that focuses at the discovery of the cellular machinery controlling the mobility of small nucleic acid sequences (known to regulate the translation into protein products, and ultimately functions) ...
  • Robin Irvine Professor Robin Irvine
    All my research centres around inositides, which fall into two groups, inositol lipids and inositol phosphates. Most of our work focuses on some of the kinases that phosphorylate inositides, and the functions of their substrates and products, incl...
  • Stacey Jackson Ms Stacey Jackson
    I am interested in the neural basis of types of learning that are implicated in OCD. I particularly focus on the OFC, striatum and amygdala and their modulation by serotonin and dopamine.
  • Tony Jackson Dr Tony Jackson
    In neurones, voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels initiate the action potential. Sodium channels consist of a ~ 250 kDa alpha-subunit and ~40 kDa beta-subunits. The beta-subunits modulate channel gating. The Nav beta-subunits possess an extracellul...
  • Sridhar rajan Jagannathan Sridhar rajan Jagannathan
    At the heart of my science, I aim to understand the mysterious phenomenon of consciousness. My research involves manipulating one of the dimensions of consciousness (arousal level) either in a natural sleep-awake process or through sedation. The...
  • Ibrahim Jalloh Dr Ibrahim Jalloh
    Which fuels are best for the injured brain? Ibrahim's research, supported by the MRC, aims to explore several aspects of energy metabolism in the normal and injured human brain.
  • Dr Ella James
    I am a post-doctoral scientist working at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in the Emotional Disorders and Mental Imagery group (PI: Emily Holmes). My research is on psychological trauma and involuntary mental images with a focus on develo...
  • Tun Jao Dr Tun Jao
    I am a neurologist with clinical interests in acute stroke and epilepsy management. After receiving a Masters degree in Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics in 2010, I started to do my PhD with Prof Ed Bullmore, and my focus is to explore neu...
  • Mr Przemyslaw Jarzebowski
    I look at the development of cortical cultures and use a comparative approach to quantitatively characterise differences in neural activity between healthy and diseased cultures. In my research project I study activity in a culture with a mutation...
  • Gregory Jefferis Dr Gregory Jefferis
    Our broad goal is to understand how smell turns into behaviour in the fruit fly brain. We use a combination of genetic labelling and manipulation, targeted in vivo whole cell patch clamp recording and high resolution neuroanatomy to study olfactor...
  • Sally Jennings Sally Jennings
    I am based at the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group as part of the Department of Psychiatry. I have been awarded a PhD Studentship by the MRC to investigate EEG aspects of typical and pathological aging in adults...
  • Dr Maria Jimenez-Sanchez
    I am interested in the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington´s disease that are associated with the formation of intracellular protein aggregates. My research focuses on exploring the molecular mechanisms that cells employ to pr...
  • Dr Alexis Joannides
    We have established a scaleable and clinically compatible system for generating and propagating neural stem cells from human embryonic stem (ES) cells. Using this platform, and building on our work on mouse ES cells demonstrating a correlation of ...
  • Joanne Jones Dr Joanne Jones
    We study human autoimmunity; in particular we aim to understand why autoimmunity often occurs during recovery from T cell lymphopenia. People with multiple sclerosis, treated with the highly effective lymphocyte depleting antibody alemtuzumab off...
  • Peter Jones Professor Peter Jones
    The Cambridge “epiCentre” group works at the interface between population-based research, neuroscience and clinical psychiatry in order to understand the causes, mechanisms and treatments for psychosis (particularly schizophrenia) dementia, depres...
  • Dr Phil Jones
    We are investigating how normal stem cells transform into cancer cells in a range of sytems, both by studying stem and progenitor cell fate and also by investigating the role of a specific cell fate regulators. Our focus has been on Hes6, which r...
  • Simon Jones Mr Simon Jones
    Imaging analysis and study design in Dr James Rowe's Group. Mainly looking at impulsivity in Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia using structutral MR, PET and fMRI.
  • Susan Jones Dr Susan Jones
    The primary focus of our research is the function of AMPA and NMDA glutamate receptors at excitatory synapses in the brain. We study the properties of glutamate receptors, glutamatergic synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. We are intere...
  • Rosie JonesJennings
    I am studying the creation of empathetic narratives within British Horsemanship. I am interested in how an 'other's' thoughts and feelings are comprehended and experienced in the human brain, how empathy is learned, contextual and partial.
  • Kamila Jozwik Dr Kamila Jozwik
    Object recognition Scene recognition Face recognition Species relationship (monkey, human) Autism Sensory and semantic representations Cross modality representations Space and time representations (fMRI, MEG, EEG) Computational modelling Deep neur...
  • Dr Bianca Jupp
    My research primarily concerns investigating the neurobiology underlying the behavioural trait of impulsivity and related cognitive endophenotypes and how these confer risk for developing drug abuse and addiction. I am particularly interested in t...
  • Miss Alanna Just
    My research aims to identify endophenotypes in the brains of addicted individuals.
  • Clemens Kaminski Professor Clemens Kaminski
    We develop advanced microscopic imaging techniques that permit us to elucidate molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. We use techniques such as lifetime, spectrum and polarisation resolved imaging that inform on protein misfolding, aggregat...
  • Gabriele Kaminski Schierle Dr Gabriele Kaminski Schierle
    Our current research is focused on uncovering the molecular mechanisms that cause proteins to misfold and aggregate in live model systems of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). To enable this work we have developed a range of ad...
  • Jonathan Kanen Jonathan Kanen
    I am an MD candidate from the USA and a Gates Cambridge scholar working on my PhD in the Department of Psychology. The brain chemical serotonin is implicated in a wide range of affective and behavioural processes and is a key drug target in nume...
  • Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir
    My lab’s interests are neurotransmitter signalling to oligodendrocytes and their progenitor cells, in both health and disease. Oligodendrocytes produce myelin (in the CNS), which speeds the propagation of the action potential. When the myelin s...
  • Muzaffer  Kaser Dr Muzaffer Kaser
    I am a psychiatrist interested in brain substrates of cognitive impairments associated with psychiatric disorders, I am investigating the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction in depression with a particular focus on pro-cognitive medication.
  • Napoleon  Katsos Dr Napoleon Katsos
    I am interested in how developmental research can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. My particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, and in language learning by monolingual and bilingual children as well as child...
  • ILIAS KAZANIS Dr ILIAS KAZANIS
    My research focuses on the regulation of adult brain cytogenesis, especilly on the biology of the subependymal zone neurogenic/gliogenic niche. I am interested in the role of components of the extracellular matrix (ECM/ such as integrins, laminins...
  • Barry Keverne Professor Barry Keverne
    Professor Keverne has long standing experience in behavioural neuroscience and has, in the past 10 years, brought molecular genetic techniques to focus on brain development and investigate how genetic perturbations of the brain influence brain fun...
  • Roger Keynes Professor Roger Keynes
    Growth cone repulsion is an important mechanism controlling axon growth. During development it guides axons by excluding them from repulsive regions of the embryo. Following injury to the adult brain it may also block axon regeneration, with major...
  • Seyed-Mahdi Khaligh-Razavi Seyed-Mahdi Khaligh-Razavi
    Understanding the human visual system using non-invasive brain imaging methods, and developing computational models of object recognition.
  • Dr Golam Khandaker
    Working at the interface between immunology and psychiatry, my research examines novel immunological mechanism and treatment for depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders using epidemiological, genetic and treatment studies. I am...
  • Rogier Kievit Dr Rogier Kievit
    My research focuses on using psychometric models to understand neurodevelopmental changes in executive functions. These cognitive abilities, such as reasoning, problem solving and goal management, develop rapidly during adolescence and often show ...
  • Monica Killen
    My PhD is focused on understanding the relationship between metabolic dysfunction and inflammation in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many TBI patients experience a change in normal brain chemistry, which causes further neurodegeneration and cell de...
  • Manfred Kitzbichler Dr Manfred Kitzbichler
    Having a physics background, I am applying general concepts to the analysis of brain activation. This involves both fMRI and MEG, resting state as well as task related data. In particular I am interested in understanding the spatio-temporal dynami...
  • Professor David Klenerman
    Small soluble protein aggregates are thought to play a key role in the initial development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, but are difficult to study using conventional methods due to their low concent...
  • Dr Franziska Knolle
    I am interested in investigating the underlying mechanisms of predictive processing. Especially, I wish to explore how dysfunctional predictive processing might lead to various symptoms of psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as delusions ...
  • Tuomas Knowles Professor Tuomas Knowles
    We work on the physico-chemical properties and behaviour of biological molecules and soft materials. The research in the group is highly interdisciplinary. Members of the group have a wide range of backgrounds. We used methods from biochemistry, c...
  • Dr Ece Kocagoncu
    I am interested in how memory is represented, organised and accessed in the brain, executive functions, and oscillatory and connectivity dynamics associated with these processes. ​ Currently I am working as a Reseach Associate with Professor James...
  • Aleksandr Kogan Dr Aleksandr Kogan
    My lab investigates the prosociality and well-being from biological, psychological, and cross-cultural perspectives. In particular, we are highly interested in cooperation, trust, altruism, positive emotions, close relationships, happiness, physic...
  • Johannes Kohl Dr Johannes Kohl
    Neural circuits underlying social behaviours
  • Ms Sara Kohnke
    Our group studies the role of protein sensing in the hypothalamus - how it affects body weight and food intake.
  • Andrew Kolarik Dr Andrew Kolarik
    I am a Research Associate at Cambridge University in Professor Brian Moore’s research group. My work looks at auditory perception among hearing impaired and blind listeners. I am interested in how sensory impairment affects spatial awareness, and...
  • Angelos Kolias Mr Angelos Kolias
    I am a Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery. My research aims to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and understand the mechanisms of action of interventions for traumatic brain injury (TBI). 1. Acute TBI 1.1. Traumatic intracranial hypertension I...
  • Dr Anna Korhonen
    Computational neurolinguistics, the application of natural language processing techniques to aid research in cognitive neuroscience, computational lexical semantics and comceptual structure
  • Dr Mark Kotter
    My group is interested in the biology of adult CNS stem and precursor cells in the context of disease. A particular focus lies on mechanisms of CNS remyelination, a stem/precursor cell-mediated process in which new myelin sheaths are restored to d...
  • Antonina Kouli Antonina Kouli
    PD is neuropathologically characterised by alpha-synuclein inclusions in neuronal cell bodies (Lewy bodies). Although it is primarily a movement disorder, almost half of the patients also develop dementia within 10 years from diagnosis. Cortical L...
  • Zoe Kourtzi Professor Zoe Kourtzi
    My work aims to understand the role of learning and experience in enabling humans of all ages to translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours. Adaptive cognitive abilities are critical for survival and social interac...
  • Dr Mitja Kovac
    Synthesis and development positron emitting tomography (PET) radiotracers for non-invasive imaging of biochemical processes in vivo.
  • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte Dr Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
    - visual object recognition - pattern-information analyses - computational modelling - functional magnetic resonance imaging - species relationships
  • Dina Kronhaus Dr Dina Kronhaus
    My research is focused on studying connectivity and neural re-organisation, in the human brain, using theoretical modelling techniques to complement analysis of experimental data. I aim to identify overlapping yet distinct neural circuits implicat...
  • Mr Marino Krstulovic
    I am working on developing electrophysiological methods in large animal models of Huntington's disease. My primary methods of interest are EEG and Single Cell Recordings.
  • Dr Wei-Li Kuan
    My primary research interest is on investigating novel therapeutics that are potentially disease-modifying in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. I am also extremely keen in interdisciplinary research and I am currently working with groups of ph...
  • Markus Kuhn Dr Markus Kuhn
    I am a Computer Scientist and one of my many interests include information-theoretic and signal-processing aspects of neural physiology, in models of human perception and learning, and in computer architectures specifically designed to execute bio...
  • Jessica Kwok Dr Jessica Kwok
    I am interested in the role and the mechanism of how proteoglycans control neural regeneration and plasticity after injury in the CNS. Chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans (CSPGs), apart from being strongly up-regulated after CNS injury, are also p...
  • Meng-Chuan Lai Dr Meng-Chuan Lai
    As a clinician scientist, my vision is to bridge and integrate multi-level biological-cognitive-psychological-social research and clinical services. My clinical interests are in the risk and resilience processes across the lifespan in individuals ...
  • Andras Lakatos Dr Andras Lakatos
    Andras’s MRC funded lab focuses on regulators of signaling/transcriptomic networks underlying astrocyte-neuron-synapse interactions in health and in disease. Our specific questions are what cues trigger or maintain the neuroprotective or detriment...
  • Dr Brian Lam
    Functional genomics of the brain control of energy metabolism.
  • Madeline Lancaster Dr Madeline Lancaster
    Human brain development exhibits a number of unique characteristics, such as dramatic size expansion, unique cell types, and distinct neural stem cell behaviors. These characteristics are difficult to examine in model organisms such as mice and ar...
  • Miss Courtney Landers
    Provisionally, the involvement of sexually-selected and species-specific traits in the inheritance of mental illness and behavioural phenotypes
  • Matthias Landgraf Dr Matthias Landgraf
    Development of neural networks - from the morphogenesis of dendritic trees to patterns of connections. As neuronal circuits form, synaptic terminals are delivered to specific regions of the nervous system so that connections can form between appr...
  • Jennifer Landt Jennifer Landt
    I am currently working on a brain imaging project looking at the neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down’s syndrome.
  • Claire Lansdall Dr Claire Lansdall
    My research focuses on the cognitive, behavioural and neurobiological changes associated with frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome. I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms underlyin...
  • Amandine Lassalle Dr Amandine Lassalle
    I am interested in emotion and gaze processing in neurotypicals and individuals with ASC.
  • Simon Laughlin Professor Simon Laughlin
    Our group is interested in discovering design principles that govern the structure and function of neurons and neural circuits. We record from well-defined neurons, mainly in flies’ visual systems, to measure the molecular and cellular factors tha...
  • Alexandra Lautarescu Miss Alexandra Lautarescu
    I am interested in the link between Down Syndrome and the high risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and I am currently conducting an MPhil under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Holland and Dr. Shahid Zaman, as part of the "Defeat dementia in Do...
  • Dr Andrew Lawrence
    I am a psychologist with interests in the application of neuropsychological testing and advanced MRI techniques to understand cognitive function and dysfunction. I am currently investigating cognitive decline and MRI markers of pathology associate...
  • Alpar Lazar Dr Alpar Lazar
    My main research area is sleep, circadian rhythm and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases. My scope is to investigate the deep structure of sleep EEG activity in relation to circadian rhythm, cognition and metabolism and the way it changes ov...
  • Nicolas Le Novere Dr Nicolas Le Novere
    My scientific interests revolve around signal transduction in neurons, ranging from the molecular structure of membrane proteins involved in neurotransmission to modelling signalling pathways. A strong focus is the molecular and cellular basis of ...
  • Michael Lee Dr Michael Lee
    Chronic pain is defined simply as pain that persists beyond 3 months, but in reality is a suffering marked by emotional distress and physical disability. For many patients, the extent of disease or injury does not fully account for the severity of...
  • Brieuc Lehmann
    I am a 2nd-year PhD Student at the Unit, co-supervised by Dr Simon White (MRC BSU) and Professor Rik Henson (MRC CBU). I did my undergraduate in Mathematics here at Cambridge, focusing on statistics during Part III. My PhD project is on statistic...
  • Máté Lengyel Professor Máté Lengyel
    I study learning and memory from computational, algorithmic/representational and neurobiological viewpoints. I also maintain an active interest in the possible computational functions of neural oscillations, particularly those present in the hippo...
  • Victoria Leong Dr Victoria Leong
    I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in the interpersonal neural dynamics of mother-infant interactions. Right now, I am studying the phenomenon of oscillatory coupling or synchronisation between mother and infant brains...
  • Tilman Lesch Tilman Lesch
    My research is focused on human cognition and brain mechanisms relevant for learning and decision-making under uncertainty. I’m interested how personality factors such as impulsiveness or novelty seeking are related to individual’s decision-making...
  • Lu Li Dr Lu Li
    Drug induced neuroadaptation, which underlines the long-lasting changes in brains and behaviour, relies not only on chemical adaptations but also on the morphological alterations of neurons and modifications of synaptic connections. The repeated ...
  • Zhengzheng Sophia Liang Dr Zhengzheng Sophia Liang
    Interested broadly in the molecular basis of behavior, I study how variations in genes and gene expression influence behavioral diversity. I current study the parental-biased control of gene expression in the mammalian brain and its effect on meta...
  • Pietro Lio' Dr Pietro Lio'
    I am a Reader in Computational Biology in the Computer Laboratory which is the department of Computer Science of the University of Cambridge and I am a member of the Artificial Intelligence group of the Computer Laboratory. I hold a PhD in Comple...
  • Danuta Lisiecka Dr Danuta Lisiecka
    I am interested in how MRI techniques can help us understand susceptibility to psychiatric disorders and mechanisms of action of psychiatric treatments. My current research focuses on: A) neural mechanism of action of Minocycline on negative sy...
  • Xiuyun Liu Miss Xiuyun Liu
    Cerebral autoregulation assessment Transcranial Doppler Infusion study Cerebral blood flow
  • Rick Livesey Dr Rick Livesey
    During embryonic development, all of the neurons in the cerebral cortex, the executive and integrative centre of the mammalian brain, are generated from a complex population of multipotent stem and progenitor cells. We have developed methods for r...
  • Darren Logan Dr Darren Logan
    Our research interest is in understanding the molecular and genetic basis of olfaction, and how that influences behaviour. Our wider aim is to characterise the neural circuits that instruct stereotyped hard-wired behaviours, and investigate how th...
  • Michael Lombardo Dr Michael Lombardo
    I am interested in understanding the mechanisms occurring in early development that are behind atypical brain development in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Laura Lopez-Cruz Dr Laura Lopez-Cruz
    My research focuses on the development and validation of a series of touchscreen-based assays for the evaluation of motivation and affective state in laboratory rodents. We subsequently employ pharmacological or behavioral manipulations to improve...
  • Andrea Loreto
    Axon degeneration is an early feature of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis and Glaucoma. My primary area of research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms leadi...
  • Sarah Lummis Professor Sarah Lummis
    My lab works on Cys-loop receptors, which are one of the major classes of ligand-gated ion channels. The family includes in its vertebrate members 5-HT3, nACh, GABAA, GABAC, and glycine receptors. Proteins from this family are critical for fast sy...
  • Mary-Ellen Lynall Mary-Ellen Lynall
    Interests: immune-brain interactions, network science, psychiatry
  • 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...
  • Swiya Nath Swiya Nath
    Swiya Nath is starting her doctorate under the supervision of Dr. Denes Szucs on the development of the concept of abstract number. She will be conducting a longitudinal study of cognitive skills associated with the development of mathematical abi...
  • Pradeep Nathan Pradeep Nathan
    I am a clinical pharmacologist with research interests in the neuropharmacology and neural substrates of cognition and emotion and psychiatric and neurological endophenotypes. I use cognitive, functional and molecular neuroimaging techniques (i.e....
  • Virginia Newcombe Virginia Newcombe
    My research focuses on the use of MR imaging as a biomarker in traumatic brain injury (TBI). I am particularly interested in prediction of outcome after TBI and how acute management influences the long-term outcomes of patients. My projects, which...
  • Alister Nicol Dr Alister Nicol
    Neuronal encoding in learning and memory
  • Maria Niedernhuber Maria Niedernhuber
    I am a cognitive neuroscientist fascinated by how we come to have conscious experiences in this world. My research aims to bridge sensory/bodily and cognitive levels of analysis to uncover the neural and cognitive underpinnings of conscious conten...
  • Mr Bart Nieuwenhuis
    Spinal cord injury can lead to damage of the corticospinal tract and thereby result in paralysis. My PhD project aims to promote regeneration of corticospinal tract because this is the key event to restore motor function. The research strategy i...
  • Dr Camilla Nord
    I am a neuroscientist researching the neural basis of psychiatric disorders using brain imaging, brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS), and cognitive paradigms in patients and healthy controls. I am particularly interested in the relationship between prefr...
  • Valdas Noreika Dr Valdas Noreika
    My research centers on neurocognitive processes occurring during transition between different states of consciousness, such as wakefulness, sleep, dreaming, and sedation. I largely focus on auditory and time perception, and in addition to altered ...
  • John O'Brien Dr John O'Brien CBiol FSB
    Working on the application of improving biolistic delivery of getting DNA or fluorescent dyes into live cells. Biolistic transfection is proving an increasingly popular method of incorporating DNA or dyes into cells that are difficult to transfect...
  • John T O'Brien Professor John T O'Brien
    My research interests in dementia include the role of biomarkers, especially MRI, SPECT and PET imaging, in the differential and early diagnosis of dementia, including identifying those ‘at risk’ of future cognitive decline and developing markers ...
  • Claire O'Callaghan Dr Claire O'Callaghan
    I am a clinical research fellow with a focus on neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative conditions. Symptoms such as apathy, depression, impulsivity and social impairments are common in neurodegenerative disease. My research takes a trans...
  • Cahir O'Kane Dr Cahir O'Kane
    We are interested in the basic biology of axonal ER, and its relevance to neurodegenerative disease, using Drosophila as a model. Axonal ER forms a continuous tubular network throughout the neuron, comparable to a “neuron within a neuron”, potenti...
  • Timothy O'Leary Dr Timothy O'Leary
    How do nervous systems adapt and repair themselves? How do they exhibit coherent function in spite of variable underlying properties? I study these questions using theory, computational models and experiments. For example, it is well known that n...
  • John O'Neill Dr John O'Neill
    The causes and consequences of cellular circadian timekeeping and its interaction with sleep.
  • Stephen O'Rahilly Professor Stephen O'Rahilly FRS FMedSci
    My research has been concerned with the elucidation of the basic causes of obesity and Type 2 diabetes at a molecular level and the translation of those discoveries into improved diagnosis and therapy for patients. My work has uncovered several p...
  • Dr Shigekazu Oda
    My long-term goal is to discover a general principle of information process in a neural circuit. The main subject is that 'how biological system behave as a system?' To answer this question, I am using a simple model organism, C. elegans by using ...
  • Andrea Olguin Andrea Olguin
    My research focuses on how bilingualism influences the neural encoding of attended and unattended naturalistic speech.
  • Birgitta  Olofsson Dr Birgitta Olofsson
    How does an animal evaluate food and how is this information used to modify its feeding behaviour appropriately? In many animals food provides a reinforcing feedback after it is eaten that influences subsequent food-seeking behaviour. Variation ...
  • Wiktor Olszowy Mr Wiktor Olszowy
    I am a Clinical Neurosciences PhD student, interested primarily in statistics and neuroimaging. My current two areas of work are novel significance detection methods for fMRI experiments and MRI-based reconstruction methods of PET images.
  • Ms Bianca Oltean
    I am interested in the role of inflammation in mental health disorders. As part of the InPsych Lab, I am working on elucidating the possible links between inflammation and depression. We are using observational and experimental medicine studies ...
  • Dr Alessandra Onida
    Neuropsychological rehabilitation, neural basis of behaviour
  • Andrew Osborne Dr Andrew Osborne
    My research interest lies in how stem cells offer neuroprotection to retinal ganglion cells with particular interest to how secreted factors prevent visual loss. My project focuses on how platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) can reduce retinal d...
  • Dr Koliane Ouk
    My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the disruption of circadian rhythms in Huntington's disease.
  • Joanne Outtrim
    Acute Brain Injury Program
  • Claudia Pama Claudia Pama
    Currently I am based at the Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute in the lab of Dr Karadottir, investigating the pattern of developmental cortical myelination as well as the function of myelin in learning - under...
  • Dr Sofia Papadia
    I am interested in the neuronal control of obesity, investigating the molecular mechanisms and signalling pathways by which genes in the brain are regulating energy homeostasis. I have been a member of Prof. I.S. Farooqi's team from 2010-2014 at ...
  • Ioannis Pappas Mr Ioannis Pappas
    My research focuses on applying modern graph-theoretic tools to functional brain networks. I am particularly interested in investigating global network characteristics during different tasks and/or consciousness states. In addition, I am intereste...
  • Kris Varun Parag Mr Kris Varun Parag
    Investigating the fundamental limits of invertebrate visual systems using discrete stochastic approaches. Particular focus on phototransduction.
  • Miss Nihaad Paraouty
    Effects of cochlear damage on temporal modulation coding – psychoacoustical and physiological approaches
  • David Parker Dr David Parker
    We examine cellular and synaptic properties in neuronal networks using the lamprey spinal cord locomotor network as a model system. While this network is claimed, and often cited, as being characterised, there are actually significant gaps in our ...
  • Dr Luca Passamonti
    I study the brain mechanisms underlying variability in emotional behaviours, and their role in neuropsychiatric disorders. I consider the neural underpinnings of individual differences in personality traits as neuroticism, impulsivity, and aggress...
  • Dr Rickie Patani
    The focus of my research is neural lineage restriction from human pluripotent stem cells and the subsequent regional fate specification of derived neural precursors. One key area of study is to investigate temporal responsiveness of human neural p...
  • Dr Ameera Patel
    My most recent work has focused on developing new signal processing methods for denoising functional MRI time series that enable model-free removal of spatially-variabel and non-linear motion artefacts with high efficacy. I have extended this meth...
  • Karalyn Patterson Dr Karalyn Patterson FRS, FMedSci, FBA
    I study language and memory in adults, mainly from the perspective of the patterns of disruption to these cognitive functions that occur as a result of brain damage or disease.
  • Roy Patterson Dr Roy Patterson
    We have developed a computational model of the auditory signal processing that transforms a sound wave into the auditory image you hear in response to that sound wave. We investigate how the cochlea and neural centres in the auditory pathway proce...
  • Alexander Patto Dr Alexander Patto
    SPG11 loss-of-function mutations can cause any of three neurodegenerative diseases, sometimes with different presentations in the same family: a severe form of hereditary spastic paraplegia; a juvenile and slowly progressive ALS; or juvenile Parki...
  • Dr Andrew Patton
    Study of circadian rhythms in the mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) using genetic and electrophysiological approaches. My primary research focuses on the role of GABAergic synaptic transmission within the SCN and how this contributes to the ...
  • Arkoprovo Paul Mr Arkoprovo Paul
    Arko is studying dendritic spine plasticity in neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). In the latter he is modelling synaptic development in the autistic brain, with a particular interest in activity dependent dendritic plastic...
  • Ole Paulsen Professor Ole Paulsen
    The primary interest of my group is the relationship between network oscillations and synaptic plasticity. Network oscillations naturally organise spike timing conducive to spike timing-dependent plasticity (STDP), a strong candidate for a mechani...
  • Craig Pearson Mr Craig Pearson
    Influence of extracellular matrix proteins on regeneration of retinal ganglion cell axons in the optic nerve.
  • Roger Pedersen Professor Roger Pedersen
    Our principal objective is to define the molecular and genetic basis for the maintenance of the pluripotent status of human embryonic stem cells, and similarly, the basis for their differentiation into the primary body lineages: mesoderm, endoderm...
  • Polly Peers Dr Polly Peers
    My current work is focused on understanding the relationship between attentional and memory deficits following stroke, and examining whether training of these cognitive functions can improve outcome for patients.
  • Vassilis Pelekanos Dr Vassilis Pelekanos
    My research interests lie in visual and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, I am interested in understanding the brain mechanisms that support our ability to perceive and categorise objects. The volume of solid 3D objects is delimited by surf...
  • Naomi Penfold Naomi Penfold
    I am a PhD student on the Wellcome Trust programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease. I work at the Institute of Metabolic Science in the lab of Professor Sue Ozanne. We are interested in how the early life environment (pre- and postnatal) c...
  • Joao Pereira Dr Joao Pereira
    Spatial statistics and morphometry analyses of Magnetic Resonance brain images. Current main focus is on enhancements and extensions to the standard Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM) method, mostly through the improvement of the registration step and ...
  • Dr Nicholas Perentos
    In neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease neuronal networks undergo dramatic changes. Understanding these changes at early stages of the disease may provide opportunities for therapeutic targets. I use behavior with concurrent ele...
  • Jesus Perez Professor Jesus Perez
    My research activity is mainly focused on early detection and intervention in psychosis and the history of psychiatry. I am particularly interested in the epidemiological apects of young people at high-risk of developing psychosis and with first-e...
  • Omar David Perez Omar D. Perez
    I'm a Ph.D. student co-supervised by Dr. Amy Milton and Prof. Anthony Dickinson. I have a B.Sc. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Santiago, Chile. I'm generally interested in human and animal Associative Lea...
  • Juan Jose Perez Moreno Dr Juan Jose Perez Moreno
    In neuronal cells, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) shows physical continuity between the cell body and the presynaptic terminals. The role of this structure (the axonal ER) it is poorly understood, although in humans, mutations of several axonal ER...
  • Katie Peterson Miss Katie Peterson
    I am investigating cognition and apathy in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).
  • Veselina Petrova Veselina Petrova
    My research focuses on restoring the intrinsic ability of adult CNS neurons to regenerate after spinal cord injury. In particular, I work on advancing the axonal transport of molecules, key to the regenerative process such as integrins.
  • Holly Phillips Miss Holly Phillips
    I am interested in the application of multivariate and machine learning methods to the analysis of neuroimaging data. I have a background of applying these methods to fMRI data in the classification of pain states, but here as a part of my PhD I w...
  • Anna Philpott Professor Anna Philpott
    Our laboratory is interested in understanding the coordination of cell proliferation with cell fate determination and differentiation in development, stem cells and reprogramming, focusing particularly on the nervous system (as well as in endocri...
  • John Pickard Professor John Pickard
    Advancing the care of patients with acute brain injury (trauma, haemorrhage and hydrocephalus) from initial ictus, neurointensive care, recovery from coma and rehabilitation to final outcome through the study of pathophysiology (multimodality beds...
  • Miss Sandra Pietsch
    I joined Professor Morton's research group in 2011. Research in the lab aims to understand the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and abnormal behaviour in Huntington's disease (HD). I'm focusing on the role of synaptic modulators (specifical...
  • Scarlett Pinnock Dr Scarlett Pinnock
    The rate of neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the adult hippocampus is highly labile. Much of this lability is due to the exquisite sensitivity of the progenitor cells to glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids have two principal roles: absolute level...
  • Kate Plaisted Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant
    My research interest in autism was sparked by the fascinating cognitive strengths shown by many individuals with autism. These include exceptional abilities to process fine details, better discrimination abilities compared to typical individuals a...
  • Stefano Pluchino Dr Stefano Pluchino
    Recent evidence from our own laboratory indicates that the systemic injection of somatic neural stem/precursor cells (NPCs) very efficiently protect the CNS from the chronic degeneration induced by inflammation both in small rodents as well as in ...
  • Alexa Pohl
    Many psychiatric conditions may have origins in abnormal brain development in utero. It is hypothesized that autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) may be linked to higher levels of testosterone during a critical period of brain 'programming' that occ...
  • Joseph Polex Wolf Dr Joseph Polex Wolf
    I'm a Postdoctoral Research Associate based in Dr Giles Yeo's group within the Institute of Metabolic Science. Our group investigates the neural control of energy homeostasis, with focus on the genetic influences mediating hypothalamic food intak...
  • Brechtje Post Dr Brechtje Post
    My research primarily focuses on speech prosody - intonation, accentuation, rhythm, and phrasing. Prosody simultaneously encodes information from different components of the linguistic system in the speech signal, in particular morpho-syntax, prag...
  • Dr Kerry Price
    My research involves receptors from the pentameric (Cys-loop) ligand gated ion channel superfamily. A couple of recent advances in the field have given some insight into the structure of related proteins, but the molecular details of the transiti...
  • Stephen Price Mr Stephen Price
    My group uses advanced multimodal MR and PET imaging to understand the heterogeneity of gliomas (high and low grade) in individual patients. We know that gliomas are among the most heterogeneous tumours but still do not have a method of detecting ...
  • Mr Shaun Kit Lung Quah
    Trait anxiety is the enduring disposition of feeling stress, worry, and discomfort and has been proposed to confer an increased vulnerability to developing anxiety disorders. The study of the neural mechanisms underlying trait anxiety is necessary...
  • Claire Quilter Dr Claire Quilter
    DEFRA/ BBSRC funded project to identify the genetic causes of sow aggression towards their offspring. We propose that this is a good animal model for puerperal psychosis.Transcriptional differences in the hypothalamus between aggressive and non-ag...
  • Charlotte Rae Charlotte Rae
    I am a cognitive neuroscientist, investigating the structural and functional brain networks that support human voluntary action. The process of initiating voluntary movements, and then stopping or changing our actions, relies on interactions betwe...
  • Ruma Raha-Chowdhury Dr Ruma Raha-Chowdhury
    My main interest is in innate immunity, inflammation and brain iron homeostasis. Inflammation and innate immunity are key players in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Down syndrome (DS). Individuals with DS have a spectrum of hematopoietic dysfunction...
  • Sufia Rahman Miss Sufia Rahman
    The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) is thought to play a key role in emotion regulation, particularly through its interaction with the amygdala . Differences in dACC structure and function have been reported in various neuropsychiatric dis...
  • Taufiq Rahman Dr Taufiq Rahman
    My research interests broadly lie in two categories - structure-function studies of intracellular calcium channels and rational design and development of selective modulators of signalling proteins including ion channels
  • Mr Daniel Rainbow
    I study the genetics of autoimmune diseases.
  • Carl Edward Rasmussen Dr Carl Edward Rasmussen
    I work on probabilistic inference and machine learning. What are the mathematical foundations of learning from experience in biological systems?
  • Lucy Raymond Dr Lucy Raymond
    The group aims to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying intellectual disability in humans. Our main focus is on families with X linked disease. In collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, we are using a new approach to dise...
  • Dr Mansoor Raza
    Growth cone repulsion during development and adult CNS failure to regenerate after injury. The use of viral vectors for transgene expression in the nervous system to promote axonal regeneration.
  • Evan Reid Dr Evan Reid
    My group's research is focussed on the hereditary spastic paraplegias, genetic conditions where the corticospinal tract axons degenerate. HSPs selectively involve axons while sparing the neuronal cell bodies, so we study them to understand molecul...
  • Frank Reimann Dr Frank Reimann
    Research in the lab is currently focusing on enteroendocrine cells, especially glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secreting cells, which we hope to target in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. GLP-1 secreting cells are electrically excitable and ...
  • Camice Revier Camice Revier
    Currently the focus of my research is aimed at expanding the evidence and understanding of the relationship between sleep and social recovery in psychosis. With a secondary aim of examining elements of cognitive function to consider these factors ...
  • Christiane Riedinger Dr Christiane Riedinger
    Functional MRI studies of the effects of Minocycline in early-phase psychosis as part of the BeneMin RCT (BeneMin: The Benefit of Minocycline on Negative Symptoms in Psychosis)
  • Brier Rigby Dames
    Educational neuroscience
  • Howard Ring Dr Howard Ring
    My research covers three main areas. My work in epilepsy is largely concerned with studying the management and behavioural correlates of treatment-resistant epilepsy in people with developmental or acquired brain damage. In the field of Autism res...
  • Timothy Rittman Dr Timothy Rittman BMBS BMedSci PgCertMedEd MRCP(London)
    I work with patients suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) in collaboration with James Rowe. These are two rare types of dementia with similarities to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. M...
  • Trevor Robbins Professor Trevor Robbins
    Research interests span the areas of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Main work focuses on the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain and their connections with other regions. These brain systems are re...
  • Angela Roberts Professor Angela Roberts FMedSci
    I am interested in the brain networks underlying cognitive and emotional behaviour. In particular, my research focuses on the executive control functions of the prefrontal cortex and related brain structures, including the basal ganglia and the am...
  • Rhys Roberts Dr Rhys Roberts
    Our group is interested in peripheral nerve diseases, particularly the inherited peripheral neuropathies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). We have focused on the demyelinating forms of CMT, where defects in intracellular membrane trafficking p...
  • Hugh Robinson Dr Hugh Robinson
    We study synaptic integration in mammalian cortical neurons - encoding of synaptic inputs into patterns of action potentials, or spikes. We are currently interested in - development of advanced electrical stimulation techniques (conductan...
  • Peter Robinson Professor Peter Robinson
    I am a computer scientist with an interest in neuroscience. My research concerns problems at the boundary between people and computers. This involves investigating new technologies to enhance communication between computers and their users, and...
  • Samuel Rodriques Mr Samuel Rodriques
    When humans anticipate a perturbation to an object that they are holding, they strengthen their grip on the object predictively. We use predictive grip force responses as a way of studying the ability of humans to predict the dynamics of the world...
  • Barry  Rogers Barry Rogers
    I am a social psychologist, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Social Psychology (LSE) and an EdD candidate at the Faculty of Education (Cambridge). The core of my time is spent as an educator in a non-traditional setting. I design and...
  • John Rogers Dr John Rogers
    Approaches to gene therapy to promote axon regeneration. Specifically: expression of enzymes which can destroy axon-inhibitory proteoglycans, and the use of viral vectors which can express them in injured neurons.
  • Ms Colleen Rollins
    Broadly, I'm interested in the behavioural and neuroanatomical correlates of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. My current research focusses on using a multimodal approach combining structural and functional neuroimaging data and cognit...
  • Andres Roman-Urrestarazu Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
    My research interests are related to developmental disorders such as Autism, Schizophrenia and ADHD. I am interested in risk factors and traits that predispose to neuro-developmental disorders.
  • Dr Rafael Romero-Garcia
    I’m a computer science engineer interested in how complex brain networks change across different physiological and pathological conditions. During my PhD in neuroscience at the Pablo de Olavide University (Spain) I analysed cortical network disrup...
  • Lisa Ronan Dr Lisa Ronan
    My work focuses on structural analysis of the brain, in particular the morphology of the cortex. Most recently I have focused on cortical intrinsic curvature. This type of curvature is mathematically fundamental to a surface and independent of how...
  • Dr Tim Rooney
    I am a research associate at the Alzheimer's Research UK Drug Discovery Institute where I work as a medicinal chemist on a variety of projects related to neurodegeneration. With expertise in drug discovery, organic chemistry and chemical biology, ...
  • James Rowe Professor James B. Rowe
    Characterisation and optimisation of prefrontal cortical functions in health and disease. The functions of the prefrontal cortex remain controversial yet they are of great importance to our everyday life, thoughts, actions and self expression. I ...
  • Mikail Rubinov Mikail Rubinov
    Complex-network mapping of structural and functional connectomes; constraints and principles of whole-brain network organization; information transfer in large-scale brain dynamics; neuropsychiatric connectivity phenotypes.
  • David  Rubinsztein Professor David Rubinsztein
    The pathogenesis of diseases caused by codon reiteration mutations (like Huntington’s disease and oculopharangeal muscular dystrophy). Description of research: We are studying the pathogenesis of diseases caused by codon reiteration mutations, l...
  • Kai Ruggeri Dr Kai Ruggeri
    Dr Kai Ruggeri is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Psychology as well as Research Associate specialising in methods, research design and analysis in the Engineering Design Centre. He works on a variety of projects, typically related to ...
  • Sabine Rühle Dr Sabine Rühle
    By combining behavioural, genetic, electrophysiological and optical techniques, I aim to investigate how sensory inputs and motivational states are integrated to produce behavioural outputs.
  • Amber Ruigrok Amber Ruigrok
    Amber Ruigrok is a researcher at the Autism Research Centre, Dept of Psychiatry. Amber's PhD research investigated how testosterone and variation in the androgen receptor may be involved in the development of sex differences in human brain white m...
  • John Rust Professor John Rust
    The development, evaluation and implementation of psychometric tests and psychometric testing procedures. As Director of The Psychometrics Centre I have been responsible for the UK standardisation of many of the most widely used psychometric tests...
  • Loes Rutten-Jacobs Dr Loes Rutten-Jacobs
    I am a British Heart Foundation Immediate Research Fellow with a main interest in the investigation of causes, treatment and prognosis of cerebral small vessel disease and stroke, through epidemiological, genetic and imaging approaches.
  • 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
    In a nutshell: I research the computational processes that underlie motor learning in humans, and try to understand how the representations of motor memories impact learning and enable skilled voluntary movement. I am also interested in artificial...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dr Li Su
    I am Senior Research Fellow from ARUK in University of Cambridge, after working in the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. I am also a Visiting Professor in China-UK Centre for Cognition and...
  • 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
    Dénes Szűcs has background in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. He has used electro-encephalography (EEG), electro-myography (EMG), functional near infrared imaging (fNIRS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioural methods...
  • David Tannahill Dr David Tannahill
    I have worked on a range of model systems from Xenopus and zebrafish to chicks and mice. My current research is focused on building an atlas that describes where and when large numbers of genes are expressed in the developing mouse embryo. For thi...
  • Tor Tarantola Tor Tarantola
    I study reinforcement learning, value-based decision-making, and social cognition. I am especially interested in how these processes contribute to moral judgments, in particular how people decide to punish others for violating social norms. I use ...
  • Professor Robert Tasker
    1. Multicenter clinical studies: In the USA I am a co-investigator and Executive Committee member for the recently funded NIH ‘Multiple Medical Therapies for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – A Comparative Effectiveness Approach’ that will recrui...
  • Colin Taylor Professor Colin Taylor
    Roles of inositol trisphosphate (IP3) receptors in generating intracellular calcium signals. Structural determinants of IP3 receptor behaviour. Decoding of calcium signals.
  • Zhongzhao Teng Dr Zhongzhao Teng
    Atherosclerotic plaques are multi-component structures composed of a lipid core, calcium or haemorrhage enclosed by a fibrous cap, which can be captured by MRI. The rupture of atherosclerotic plaques is responsible for most clinical symptoms of he...
  • Christoph Teufel Dr Christoph Teufel
    Neurons in the eye and early visual system respond to small, local patches of images. My research focuses on how our brain organises this patchwork of local neural activity to turn it into global and coherent percepts. I am particularly interested...
  • Alana Thackray Dr Alana Thackray
    Prion diseases, or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, are infectious, fatal, neurodegenerative conditions of humans and animal species including scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in ...
  • Dr Eric Thelin
    Monitoring the pathophysiology of the injured brain, primarily using brain specific proteins of tissue fate ("biomarkers") as well as advanced intracranial monitoring equipment. While in Cambridge, I will focus on neuroinflammation and potential t...
  • Roger Thomas Professor Roger Thomas
    Intracellular ion homeostasis in nerve cells. I use pH and Ca2+ sensitive microelectrodes to study ionic interactions inside large snail neurones. I am currently investigating the Ca:H coupling ratio of the plasma membrane Ca pump, or PMCA.
  • Amelia Joy Thompson Ms Amelia Joy Thompson
    I am interested in how the physical environment of growing neurons shapes the development of the embryonic nervous system. My PhD focusses on the role of tissue stiffness as an in vivo axon guidance cue, using the Xenopus laevis embryo as a model ...
  • Andrew Thompson Dr Andrew Thompson
    I am an experienced neuroscientist / pharmacologist with exposure to a broad range of techniques. This has included the development of a simple and information-rich fluorometric microplate assay for simultaneously identifying novel agonists, antag...
  • Andrew Thwaites
    Information processing in the human brain
  • Dr Jenny Tillotson
    This research crosses neuroscience, design, scent, biotechnology, complementary therapies and AI and combines wearable technology with new generation of sensors.   Using aroma-based stress management strategies, anxiety can be reduced using contro...
  • David Tolhurst Dr David Tolhurst
    Visual coding of natural scenes. Information coding in the visual cortex studied by single unit recording, computational models and psychophysical discrimination by human observers. Visual deficits in developmental or acquired visual abnormality.
  • Alessandro Tomassini Dr Alessandro Tomassini
    My research interest lies in understanding the neural basis of decision processes with a focus on the consequences of neurological diseases. Many neuropsychiatric syndromes change behaviour (including perseveration and impulsivity) and sensory per...
  • Miss Chiara Toschi
    I have a strong interest in systems neuroscience and in elucidating the brain mechanisms that regulate behavior. I am especially interested in abnormal behavior and in exploring the neural bases of psychiatric disorders such as addiction and compu...
  • Gergely Toth, EMBA Dr Gergely Toth MBA
    My research interests include the targeting of intrinsically disordered proteins by small molecules, which misfold and lose their native functions and/or gain toxic functions implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. We are working on multidisci...
  • Adam Tozer Dr Adam Tozer
    I am an electrophysiologist working in the Hypothalamus and projecting areas, interested in the neuronal control of diet, and mechanisms controlling food intake and energy balance. My background is in synaptic physiology and neuronal homeostasis...
  • Dr Daniel Tozer
    I use MRI and associated image processing techniques to investigate stroke and small vessel disease. I am interested in the application of quantitative MR techniques to neurological conditions and developing image processing tools to meet this aim.
  • Kyle Treiber Dr Kyle Treiber
    I am a lecturer in neurocriminology and deputy director of the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+), a longitudinal study investigating the interaction between people and social environments in the development of crime...
  • Marco Tripodi Marco Tripodi
    One of the major tasks that the nervous system faces is that of linking perception to action. We perceive the world around us through our senses and we use this information to select the most appropriate set of actions. My lab studies the organiza...
  • Anthony Tsang Dr Anthony Tsang
    Along the major research interest of Dr Blouet's group, my current research focus involves characterising amino acid sensing metabolic neural circuits, both anatomically and functionally. However, during my postgraduate studies, I received solid ...
  • Dr Yi-Chun Tung
    My research interests focus on hypothalamic pathways involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis. During my current post, I am contributing to fundamental systems physiology approaches in rodents. With extensive expertise in hypothalamic neur...
  • Carole Turner Mrs Carole Turner MSc
    Statins in subarachnoid haemorrhage, neurovascular imaging
  • Dr Karly Turner
    Behavioural flexibility allows behaviour to be changed based on current goals; when behaviour is repeated, habits form (for example, brushing your teeth). The balance between flexible behaviour and habits is complex and may be disrupted in a range...
  • Richard Turner Dr Richard Turner
    My research lies at the interface between computer perception (which builds artificial systems for understanding images, sounds and videos), neuroscience (which tries to understand the brain) and machine-learning (which provides a theoretical fram...
  • Benita Turner-Bridger Miss Benita Turner-Bridger
    Targeted mRNA trafficking in pathfinding axons.
  • Lorraine Tyler Professor Lorraine Tyler
    The interdisciplinary research in my lab combines cognitive models with multi-modal imaging to understand the neurobiological substrate for language functions, and the extent to which they are adaptive and capable of reorganisation following eithe...
  • Balazs Ujfalussy Dr Balazs Ujfalussy B
    Balazs was working in Cambridge between 2011 ans 2015 with Maté Lengyel (University of Cambridge) and Tiago Branco (MRC LMB). As a postdoc with Máté Lengyel he realised that efficient computations on realistic spiking inputs require nonlinear inpu...
  • Ben Underwood Dr Ben Underwood MA MBBS PhD MRCPsych CertMedEd
    I am a consultant old age psychiatrist in Cambridge. I am interested in novel therapeutic approaches in dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. I completed my PhD with David Rubinsztein looking at autophagy up-regula...
  • nigel unwin Dr Nigel Unwin
    I am interested in finding out how ion channels work, using electron microscopy to analyse their structures trapped in different physiological states. Current research focuses on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, the transmitter-gated ion chan...
  • Vasja Urbančič Vasja Urbančič
    The growth cones of developing axons are guided on their journey through the developing nervous system by guidance cues that instruct their progression along a precise pathway towards their target area. The responses of growth cones to many of the...
  • Gonzalo P. Urcelay Dr Gonzalo P. Urcelay
    I am interested in learning theories and the neurobiological substrates of acquired behaviour. I am currently conducting studies to assess the involvement of the prefrontal cortex in the transition from goal-directed to habitual behaviours and its...
  • Matilde Vaghi Matilde Vaghi
    Matilde is taking advantage of well defined, standardized cross-species paradigms and innovative imaging techniques to precisely characterize patterns of abnormalities within fronto-striatal circuits in OCD patients. Aim of Matilde’s work is to te...
  • Alessio Vagnoni Dr Alessio Vagnoni
    The main goal of my research is to better understand the mechanisms of neuronal ageing in vivo. I am particularly interested in studying how macromolecules, proteins and organelles are trafficked within neuronal axons and how this process is regul...
  • Natalie Valle Guzman Natalie Valle Guzman
    I work at the Brain Repair Centre as a neuropsychologist. I manage the Transeuro trial and assess Parkinson´s and Huntington's diaease patients in clinic with multiple neuropsychological assessments. I am particularly interested in cognitive enha...
  • Ms Vaka Valsdottir
    I am currently working on a project that will use EEG recordings to examine the effect of speaker gaze on infants' statistical language learning.
  • Ms Heleen van 't Spijker
    The aim of my project is the investigation of the role of the neuronal pentraxins in the communication between the perineuronal nets and the synapse.
  • Charlotte van Coeverden Charlotte van Coeverden MSc
    I am interested in how rewards are coded in the brain and how this reflects on social behaviour.
  • Dr Jelle van den Ameele
    I am a neurologist with an interest in developmental neurobiology. I work in the laboratory of Professor Andrea Brand at the Gurdon Institute, where I study development of the Drosophila central nervous system, an established reductionist model of...
  • Ms Mariska van der Hoff M.S.C.
    The influence of conversational therapies in moderately to severe depressed adolescents on relapse
  • Dr Agatha van der Klaauw
    I am currently working with Professor Sadaf Farooqi at the Institute of Metabolic Science. We use a number of genetic approaches, including whole-exome sequencing, to identify novel genes involved in hypothalamic development in patients with sever...
  • Dr Sander van der Linden
    Dr. Sander van der Linden is a University Lecturer in Psychology, Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and a Fellow of Churchill College. His research interests include social perception, normative influence, the “wisdom of crowds”...
  • Miss Aritha van der Stouw A.T.C.
    The influence of Conversational Therapies in moderate to severe depressed adolescents on relapse.
  • Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen
    My research aims to understand the differential mechanisms that link negative family environments where children may be emotionally abused and/or neglected (child emotional maltreatment; CEM) with later mental health disorders, or resilience from ...
  • Mr Tomas Van Pottelbergh
    Networked excitable behaviours, applied to the concept of balanced networks in neuroscience.
  • Geertje van Rees Geertje van Rees
    Under the supervision of professor Sabine Bahn, the aim of my PhD project at the University of Cambridge is to identify potential biomarker candidates which can eventually be used for improved diagnosis and potentially improved treatment of schiz...
  • Georgios Varsos Dr Georgios Varsos
    My focus has been on modelling of brain haemodynamics, particularly describing a terminal situation of cerebral circulation, associated with ischemic strokes. A new methodology was created which can be used for estimating brain’s zero-flow pressur...
  • Szilvia Vas Dr Szilvia Vas
    My research interest focuses on the regulation of sleep-wake architecture and brain oscillation in different behavioural states. I joined Professor Jenny Morton's research group in 2015 to study the alterations of sleep-wake pattern and EEG spec...
  • Frantisek Vasa Mr František Váša
    I study development of the brain in adolescence, using whole-brain networks ("macroscopic connectomes") created using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Deniz Vatansever Deniz Vatansever
    Extensive neuroimaging research has identified a set of brain regions with prominent activity during “no task” baseline conditions, collectively known as the default mode network. The DMN is hypothesized to drive a variety of functions including f...
  • Bert Vaux Dr Bert Vaux
    --grounding of phonological learning in a mathematical implementation of evolutionary information theory. --phonological cognition. --implications of selective aphasias, first and second language acquisition phenomena, processing and production ef...
  • Miss Patricia Vazquez Rodriguez
    My work focuses on clinicopathological correlations and biomarker evaluation of a tau radioligand in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). PSP is at a positive turning point, following decades of hard won progress in understanding the biology of t...
  • Michele Vendruscolo Professor Michele Vendruscolo
    Our research is aimed at understanding the principles governing protein homeostasis - the ability of cells to generate and regulate the levels of proteins in terms of conformations, interactions, concentrations and cellular localisation. We have s...
  • Jeroen Verheyen Jeroen Verheyen
    Nanomedicine and neuroscience have always been great passions of mine. My drive is towards creating nanotherapeutics that enable brain repair and regeneration. Currently, I am working on establishing a highly modular nanotechnology platform for ne...
  •  Dr Petra Vertes
    I am an MRC fellow in Bioinformatics at the Brain Mapping Unit (BMU). My work builds on methods and concepts from physics and bioinformatics and applies them to fundamental problems in neuroscience. In particular, I am interested in the structure-...
  • Martin Vestergaard Dr Martin Vestergaard
    I investigate theoretical and functional relationships among cognitive and economic constructs of decision psychology and communication. I use psychophysical experimentation, computational models and brain imaging techniques to identify behavioura...
  • Liora Vilmovsky Dr Liora Vilmovsky
    I aim to study the transcriptomics of neurons (both populations and single cell) in the dorsomedial division of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) and the ventrolateral division in order to understand their cellular diversity and plasticity and, ...
  • Dr Octavian Voiculescu
    Main interest in the principles of building and shaping the central nervous system in higher vertebrates, and the relationship between morphogenesis and patterning of embryo.
  • Valerie Voon Dr Valerie Voon
    Why do we repeat behaviours that we know are bad for us? I am a neuropsychiatrist and Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow with the Department of Psychiatry. The Voon lab focuses on understanding mechanisms underlying self-control and...
  • George Vousden Dr George Vousden
    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a multifaced condition affecting approximately 12 in 1000 individuals. Using sophisticated behavioural tools in rodents we can attempt to recapitulate behaviours that contribute toward aspects of OCD, with th...
  • Romina Vuono Dr Romina Vuono
    My research interests include: 1)Molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease 2)Embryonic stem cells as a source for cell therapy in Parkinson's disease 3)Sleep and Circadian rhytm dysruption in Parkinson’s disease
  • Adam Wagner Dr Adam Wagner
    Research into intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries.
  • Konrad Wagstyl Konrad Wagstyl
    My research is investigating the intrinsic structure of the cerebral cortex and how this relates to function.
  • Jack Waldman Mr Jack Waldman
    I am currently working as a Research Assistant on several projects with fellow colleagues at the ARC. One project is investigating the role of foetal testosterone in later brain function. The other two are investigating brain development in siblin...
  • Madeleine Walpert Miss Madeleine Walpert
    I am a PhD student in the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group, Department of Psychiatry. My research is investigating the potential of markers in the retina to provide an early indication of Alzheimer's disease in ...
  • Miss Jessica Walsh
    My research uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to look at blood brain barrier (BBB) breakdown in patients with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). These MRI techniques allow us to quantify and map BBB leakage in individual patients,...
  • Dr Yizhou Wan MB. BS. BSc.
    We have established national registries on a cloud-based platform ORION (Outcome Registry Intervention and Operation Network). This allows us to collect prospective clinical data from a range of neurosurgical areas across different hospitals natio...
  • Elizabeth Warburton Dr Elizabeth Warburton
    Research interests are as follows 1. Molecular imaging of atheroma - particularly carotid plaque imaging using PET/CT and MRI techniques. Both Clinical and microPET imaging. Proof of principle trials of novel atheroma drugs with imaging biomarker...
  • Trevor Wardill Dr Trevor Wardill
    I am a sensory neurobiologist. I investigate evolution of dynamic cephalopod iridescence and colour vision in flies, how they evolved, how they function and what purpose they serve in the ecology of the animal. In particular, I am interested in un...
  • Michelle Ware Dr Michelle Ware
    Our team focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and developing strategies to delay or prevent the death of neurones in the injured or degenerating brain, particularly in Huntington's disease. My project will investig...
  • Varun Warrier Mr Varun Warrier
    I work on the genetics of Autism Spectrum Conditions and related traits. My research is broadly divided into three areas: 1) Understanding the role of common genetic variants in Autism Spectrum Conditions and related traits such as empathy and sys...
  • Sam  Wass Dr Sam Wass
    At Cambridge I am a member of the baby-LINC lab (http://www.baby-linc.psychol.cam.ac.uk), working with Dr Vicky Leong to investigate the neural correlates of infant attention and learning in naturalistic contexts using dual parent-child EEG and EC...
  • Colin Watts Dr Colin Watts
    Lab-based research is focused on the genomics of glioblastoma (GBM) and in the role of glial progenitors in their evolution and development. We are also interested in developing patient-specific models of GBM to evaluate intra-tumour variability i...
  • Andrew Welchman Dr Andrew Welchman
    I am interested in how the brain brings together information from the senses to support perception and interaction with the rapidly changing world. Work in my lab integrates psychophysics, movement recording, modelling and brain imaging techniques...
  • Dr Adrian Weller
    Machine Learning
  • Miss Margaret Westwater
    My primary scientific aim is to examine the interaction between peripheral metabolic signaling and neural activity in individuals with healthy and disordered eating behaviors. This work involves measurement of metabolic functioning (e.g., body com...
  • Kirstie Whitaker Dr Kirstie Whitaker
    I am interested in integrating multiple neuroimaging techniques to investigate brain development throughout the lifespan and predict individual differences in cognition, susceptibility to mental health problems, and response to interventions. I am...
  • Alice White Miss Alice White
    Under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Williams-Gray, I investigate immune changes in Parkinson's patients. My project involves the study of T-cell function in a bank of stored blood and immune cell samples, through laboratory techniques such as RN...
  • Dr Matthew White
    Combining cell culture and molecular biology to research ALS motor neuron disease.
  • Simon White Dr Simon White
    Developing methodology to address issues when applying Bayesian longitudinal modelling with missing data, Bayesian sample size and study design, or large scale simulation studies to applications in cognition and ageing.
  • David Whitebread Dr David Whitebread
    My research focuses on the development of Executive Functioning, metacognition and self-regulation in young children. Neuroscience projects I have supervised have focused on inhibitory control and its relation to metacognition and emotion regulati...
  • Caroline Whiting Dr Caroline Whiting
    My research interests lie in understanding how the language system supports the mapping from visual or spoken input to the level of accessing word meaning, and how this can inform models of language representation in the brain. I am particularly i...
  • Joyce Whittington Dr Joyce Whittington
    Early research on specific learning disabilities - dyslexia - and associated cognitve deficits. For the last 10 years research has focussed on various prevalence, cognitive and behavioural aspects of Prader-Willi syndrome. Most of the latter is d...
  • Alex Whitworth Dr Alex Whitworth
    My lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms of mitochondrial homeostasis in relation to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and motor neuron disease. We use a combination of the powerful genetic techniques of Drosophila...
  • Miss Alicia Wilcox
    I have a special interest in neurodegenerative conditions and dementias. These conditions have a similar presentation and many overlapping features, which often implicates diagnosis and treatment. I am looking at how these conditions impact the ...
  • Ian Wilkinson Dr Ian Wilkinson
    My research is clinically orientated and centres on the physiology and pharmacology of the cardiovascular system, and particularly the large arteries and endothelial function. As a clinical pharmacologist, I combine detailed physiological measure...
  • Paul Wilkinson Dr Paul Wilkinson
    Paul Wilkinson is University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests are the epidemiology and treatment of self-harm and depression. He investigates clinica...
  • Guy Williams Dr Guy Williams
    Our group’s research interests lie broadly in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). This phenomenon allows data to be collected noninvasively on both the structure and function of the human brain. We research novel acquisition methods to provide contr...
  • Caroline Williams-Gray Dr Caroline Williams-Gray MRCP PhD
    My work focuses on cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. This is a common feature of the disease, with around half of patients developing dementia within the first 10 years from diagnosis, which has a devastating impact on quality of life ...
  • Dr David Williamson
    Development of novel PET ligands for use in preclinical studies to image neurodegenerative processes e.g. Stroke & Dementia
  • Liam Wilson Liam Reese Wilson
    I am currently based at the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group. The project I am working on involves using PET and MRI to investigate the role of cerebral amyloid in Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrom...
  • Stevan Wing Dr Stevan Wing
    I am working with Roger Barker on Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We are finding new ways to model the dementia associated with α-synucleinopathies (PDD and DLB) in the hope that new therapies can be better ...
  • Dr Cai Wingfield
    My research interests are modelling the cognitive processes and representations underlying language comprehension. Currently I am using functional neuroimaging techniques such as EEG, MEG and fMRI, alongside multivariate pattern analysis techniqu...
  • Eleanor Helps Dr Eleanor Winpenny
    Behavioural epidemiology focusing on transitions in dietary behaviour from childhood to adulthood
  • Dr Ian Winter
    Primitive neural mechanisms of auditory scene analysis. My research searches for neurophysiological correlates of the cues necessary for the segregation and fusion of auditory objects. This work is carried out in close collaboration with psychop...
  • Stefan Winzeck Stefan Winzeck
    As part of the CENTER-TBI project, I am working on the analysis of magnetic resonance images of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). My research interest focuses on the incorporation of data from multiple centres as well as the examination of disease p...
  • Noham Wolpe Noham Wolpe
    My research interests lie in understanding the changes in the motor system that occur across the lifespan and in cases of disease. I use behavioural tasks that tap into principles from computational neuroscience, for example the integration of dif...
  • Daniel Wolpert Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS
    The group uses engineering approaches to understand how the human brain controls movement. The work includes both computational modelling and experimental approaches using robotic and virtual reality interfaces. Research areas include motor planni...
  • Hovy Wong Dr Hovy Wong
    The role of local translation in axonal branching and synaptogenesis in vivo
  • Dr Nigel Wood
    Our research in the Morton lab 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 (H...
  • Dr Peter Wooding
    Correlation between placental structure and function using light and electron microscopy for structure and immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridisation for function. The focus is mainly on ruminants but includes comparative studies on a wide vari...
  • Yan Wu Mr Yan Wu
    I am interested in combining machine learning and neuroscience research to study learning and memory.
  • Yin Wu Mr Yin Wu
    decision-making; gambling
  • Scott Cheng-Hsin Yang Scott Cheng-Hsin Yang
    I study Bayesian active sensing in sensorimotor control. Up until now the field has focused primarily on visual search tasks. I aim to go beyond the conventional and explore active sensing in more complex scenarios both experimentally and theore...
  • Giles Yeo Dr Giles Yeo
    I study brain control of body-weight, and currently have two main aims: 1.) To determine a role for FTO in energy balance. SNPs in FTO are strongly associated with obesity. FTO is nutritionally regulated within the ARC, and modulating FTO expres...
  • Shel Hwa Yeo Dr Shel Hwa Yeo
    My research interest is the kisspeptin neuronal network in the adult mouse brain. Kisspeptin neuropeptides are the potent stimulators of the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons that govern the reproductive functions in mammals. My curre...
  • Steve Young Professor Steve Young
    My primary interest is in adaptive learning in spoken dialogue systems. This currently involves modelling human machine dialogues using the framework of Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs). The research issues addressed incl...
  • Dr Patrick Yu-Wai-Man PhD, FRCPath, FRCOphth
    I am an academic neuro-ophthalmologist with a major research interest in mitochondrial eye diseases. My research programme is currently focused on dissecting the molecular genetic basis and the disease mechanisms leading to progressive retinal g...
  • Temur Yunusov Dr Temur Yunusov
    Locomotion in Drosophila melanogaster larva requires coordinated output of motorneurons that drive the contractions of the body wall muscles. The dendrites of motorneurons in the Ventral Nerve Cord are oganised to form a 'myotopic' representation ...
  • Dr Evanthia Zacharioudaki
    My main research interest is how Notch signalling affects cell fates in neural stem cell lineages during development of the larval Central Nervous System in Drosophila Melanogaster.
  • Dr Gwyneth Zai
    My research area focuses on the genetics and pharmacogenetics of psychiatric disorders. Almost all psychiatric disorders are complex and heterogeneous in nature and my research aims to identify homogeneous phenotypes, specifically cognitive profi...
  • Dr Rashid Zaman FRCPsych
    I am a psychiatrist and researcher interested in collaborative and translational research in number of psychiatric disorders, including, ADHD, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, OCD and Schizophrenia. I am also intersted in neuromodulation t...
  • Dr Shahid Zaman
    The main theme of our research is to understand the role of amyloid, tau, inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in the genesis of cognitive impairment and dementia in people with Down's syndrome.
  • Suyi Zhang
    The systems neuroscience of human pain and aversive learning.
  • Mr Yu ZHANG
    STDP in thalamo-cortical and cortico-cortical connections. Calcium imaging and Membrane potential imaging
  • Buyun Zhao Buyun Zhao
    The ultimate function of the nervous system is to facilitate survival. To accomplish this task in a dynamically changing environment, the animal's behavioural strategies must alter accordingly given its context. One of the fundamental basis of thi...
  • Chao Zhao Dr Chao Zhao
    My research focuses on mechanism of remyelination of central nervous system following demyelination in various conditions. After demyelinating injury, the system activates a repair process, which involves oligodendrocyte progenitor cells turning i...
  • Miss Emily Zhao
    I am a computer officer/data manager for the Cambridge City Over-75s Cohort (CC75C) study. The initial study targeted all men and women aged 75 or older who were registered with a selection of geographically and socially representative general pra...
  • Zhen Zhong Dr Zhen Zhong
    Mechanism of prion-like propagation of mutant SOD1 misfolding from cell to cell in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
  • Peter Zhukovsky Mr Peter Zhukovsky
    My reseach focuses on the neural and behavioural mechanisms of drug addiction. More specifically, I am interested in the role of compulsivity as an endophenotype pre-disposing animals to drug addiction. Currently I am using a behavioural task to r...
  • Hisham  Ziauddeen Dr Hisham Ziauddeen MRCPsych PhD
    I am a Senior Clinical Research Associate working with Prof. Paul Fletcher. I work on brain reward systems using pharmacological fMRI and behavioural measures, to study the role of environmental influences and opioid and dopaminergic systems in co...
  • Maarten Zwart Mr Maarten Zwart
    Dendrites are the postsynaptic structures of neurons, specialised to receive and integrate inputs from other cells. The dendritic geometry, regulated by intrinsic programmes of cell type specification and extrinsic factors during development, crit...