Professor Barry Keverne
Professor Barry Keverne is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
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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 function. In particular he has employed androgenetic and parthenogenetic chimeras to understand how the imprinted genome influences brain development and has extensively investigated the adult phenotype of mice carrying a mutation in paternally expressed genes. These studies have led to a co-adaptive evolutionary theory of brain and placental development through genomic imprinting. Pheromonal influences on behaviour and endocrine responses in mice is also a long standing interest and in recent years, together with Piers Emson, he has investigated pheromonal signalling via Erk and Akt phosphorylation to enhance vomeronasal neural regeneration survival.
Affymetric genetic screening
Associated News Items
Curley JP, Keverne EB (2005), “Genes, brains and mammalian social bonds” Trends Ecol Evol 20:561-567 Details
Curley JP, Pinnock SB, Dickson SL, Thresher R, Miyoshi N, Surani MA, Keverne EB (2005), “Increased body fat in mice with a targeted mutation of the paternally expressed imprinted gene Peg3” FASEB J 19:1302-1304 Details
Keverne EB (2005), “Odor here, odor there: chemosensation and reproductive function” Nat Neurosci 8:1637-1638 Details