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  • Miss Annabel MacFarlane
    Neural landmarks for Developmental Dyslexia through auditory entrainment tasks
  • 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, ...
  • Dr Marwa Mahmoud
    My research interests lie in the field of social signal processing and human behaviour understanding, which includes expressions of emotions or medical conditions. My research draws on computer vision, machine learning, Human Computer Interaction ...
  • Omar Mahroo Dr Omar Mahroo MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOphth, FHEA
    I investigate human retinal function in health and disease, using electrophysiology and complementary approaches including retinal imaging, genetic investigation and machine learning. Key current areas of investigation: -Retinal structure and fu...
  • 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...
  • Professor George Malliaras
    My research is in bioelectronics, specifically the application of organic electronic materials to interfacing with the brain, aiming to understand how the brain works and to develop new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. Amon...
  • Giovanna Mallucci Professor Giovanna Mallucci FMedSci
    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...
  • Maura Malpetti
    I am interested in the study of neuropathology, biomarkers and clinical features of neurodegenerative diseases, with special interest in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). My work focuses on the application of ...
  • Dr Flavia Mancini
    Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 people and is the leading cause of disability in the world. There are unresolved questions that urgently require answers to treat pain effectively, a crucial one being how the brain processes pain signals and gives rise...
  • Mr Ayan Mandal
    Our work leverages recent advances in network neuroscience and imaging-genetics to better understand the origins, migration patterns, and cognitive consequences of glioma brain tumours. By uncovering the special pathways along which gliomas travel...
  • Dr Alekhya Mandali
    I study neural mechanisms pertaining to behaviors that are repetitive (compulsive) and impulsive, and factors (mood/external factors) that influence them. Specifically in the context of neuropsychiatric conditions such as Parkinson's disease, OCD,...
  • Dr Kanad Mandke
    I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Department of Psychology. My research interests include the analysis of brain networks and understanding the neurophysiological basis of speech processing in children. To this ...
  • 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...
  • Dr Luis Manssuer BSc, MSc, PhD
    I work in the research group of Professor Valerie Voon. The lab uses a range of methods to understand the neural basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. My primary role in the lab is to make sense of intracranial neurophysiological data acquired from...
  • Dr Federica Marinaro
    Federica Marinaro currently works at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Federica does research in Neuroscience. Her current focus is on studying Alzheimer's disease dynamics in human brain.
  • 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...
  • Laura Marsh
    My work focuses on how control mechanisms shape what we remember. In particular, I'm interested in how disrupted retrieval control relates to dysfunctional autobiographical memory tendencies in mental health disorders such as depression. I am exam...
  • 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,...
  • 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
    I am studying atypical neuronal development in the autism brain using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC). The use of iPSC combined with genome editing technologies allows me to investigate the role of an autism high risk gene (Ne...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Mollie McKeon
    I am a 1st Year MRes + PhD Student at the Multiple Sclerosis Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair (Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute).
  • Dr Elizabeth McKiernan BA, MSc. MBChB, MRCPsych
    I am an Old Age Psychiatry trainee and Alzheimer's Society Clinical Research Fellow working towards a PhD in Psychiatry under Professor John O'Brien. My primary research interest is in using ultrahigh resolution MRI to investigate neurodegenerativ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ailie McWhinnie
    I am interested in dopamine heterogeneity and will be focussing on the connectivity and physiology of the dopaminergic neurons in the olfactory bulb, with some comparison to those in the midbrain. Using tracing, optogenetics and patch clamp elect...
  • Mrs Natasha Mead
    An MRC funded longitudinal project investigating possible causal relationships between rhythmic awareness and dyslexia.
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Dr Staci Meredith weiss
    My objective as a postdoctoral fellow within the Perinatal Imaging Partnership is to reconcile neural indicators of body maps, such as the somatosensory mismatch negativity and social body fNIRS, with behavioral profiles of infant spontaneous move...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Dr Emmanouil Metzakopian
    My group is interested in understanding the effect of environmental stress, including oxidative stress, on the progress of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Our aim is to identify novel therapeutic targets to protect ...
  • Dr Susanna Mierau
    My research focuses on the fundamental rules that govern the development of synaptic and network activity in the cortex and how this process is disrupted in autism and related disorders, with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapies. I com...
  • Dr Stefan Milde
    Cell-based assay development and screening for drug discovery in dementia.
  • Miss Chantal Miller
    My research aims to identify the mechanisms underlying different stages of psychotic illness. In particular, I am interested in the idea that the brain relies on hierarchical Bayesian inference, a process that may become derailed in disorders such...
  • Dr Paul Miller
    I use electrophysiology and structural biology to understand GABA-A receptors and ligands that target them. I am also using these approaches to develop novel small molecule and antibody tools against GABA-A receptor signalling and to study these t...
  • Dr Leonor Miller-Fleming
    My interest is to understand the basic molecular mechanisms that contribute for neurodegenerative diseases. Currently I am focusing on the RNA metabolism dysregulation associated with motor neuron disease and in parallel I am studying the mechanis...
  • 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 ...
  • Dorian Minors
    My current research interests lie in the neural mechanisms that underpin intelligent behaviour. Many relatively unsophisticated animals appear to show glimpses of the highest orders of cognitive ability, once thought to be out of reach of such tin...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marcella Montagnese
    My main area of theoretical interest is reality distortion in psychosis and its underlying neurocognitive and physiological mechanisms. My current work focuses on the application of computational models of reinforcement learning (RL) in patients w...
  • Dr Anna Moore
    Developing earlry identification tools for child mental health by linking administrative, biomarker, genetic and phenotypic information.
  • 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...
  • Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir
    I research how individuals cope with varying levels of uncertainty. Whilst most people find high uncertainty stressful and unpleasant, many suffering from conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder react similarly even to milder levels of un...
  • Fabricio Moreira Dr Fabricio Moreira
    -Pharmacology of the Endocannabinoid System -Pharmacology of Antipsychotics
  • Dr Laura Moreno-López
    I am interested in the study of the neuroanatomical mechanisms of resilient functioning in adolescents and young adults exposed to early life adversities.
  • Dr Marta Morgado Correia
    My research focuses on the use of quantitative MRI methods to understand the brain in health and pathology. I have a particular interested in diffusion MRI, an imaging modality which has been shown to provide useful information about the microstru...
  • Sarah Morgan Dr Sarah Morgan
    I am a Senior Research Associate in the Cambridge Brain Mapping Unit, working on PSYSCAN, an EU project which aims to diagnose and predict psychosis trajectories. I am also a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute, where I lead a project investigatin...
  • Laurel S Morris Laurel S Morris
    I have studied disorders of addiction, focussing on correlates of impulsivity and compulsivity. I am also interested in psychopharmacology; how neurotransmitter dynamics of neural circuits influence cognition.
  • Dr Paul Morris
    I study the mechanisms of neuronal and network behaviour, focusing on receptors and ion channels. Following my PhD in NMDA receptor function and regulation in midbrain dopaminergic neurons at Cambridge (under Dr. Sue Jones), I worked at the Unive...
  • Miss Emily Mort BSc MRes
    The field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease has shown that in utero environment can have long lasting consequences for offsrping health. More recent work has shown that maternal obesity can cause changes to the neurodevelopment of off...
  • 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...
  • Dr Kevin Mulvihill
    Current research involved in investigating the prefrontal circuitry associated with negative emotional regulation. Aim is to provide key insights into elements of cognitive and emotional dysregulation potentially involved in neuropsychiatric illne...
  • 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...
  • Dr Santiago Muñoz-Moldes
    "You try to follow your gut feeling you get lost", sang Rihanna. The expressions that we use in daily life reflect the belief that sensations from inside the body (such as from the heart, the stomach or the lungs) influence the decisions that we m...
  • Alexander Murley
    I am a clinical fellow in Professor Rowe's group. I run the PIPPIN study, which aims to improve our understanding of the epidemiology, clinical features and neurobiology of frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal s...
  • 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...
  • Dr Graham Murray
    I work on the causes, brain mechanisms and treatments of mental disorder. I utilize a variety of neuroscience techniques, including statistical genomics, brain imaging, computational psychiatry, pharmacological and neuropsychological studies in pa...
  • Jennifer Murray Dr Jennifer Murray
    My research primarily involves mapping the striatal circuitry responsible for the transition from goal-directed to habitual drug seeking.