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  • 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...
  • Dr Danyal Akarca
    I'm interested in the intersection of neuroscience with machine learning for modeling brain function and detecting underlying psychiatric and neurological diagnostic groups. I'm also interested in the self-organisation of neural networks and how t...
  • 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...
  • Alexander Anwyl-Irvine
    Alex Anwyl-Irvine's research focuses on modelling and predicting the cognitive and neurological development of typical and atypical children, particularly in relation to social and environmental moderators -- for example, socioeconomic status. A...
  • Dr Duncan Astle
    Duncan is a Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow and Director of Studies at Robinson College. Within the School of Clinical Medicine he is the Chair of the NIHR BioResource, a...
  • Aleya Aziz Marzuki
    I am investigating the neurocognitive features of psychiatric disorders across human development. My project focuses on obsessive-compulsive disorder, specifically researching how learning and decision-making processes are affected in teenagers an...
  • Professor 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Mr Giacomo Bignardi
    I'm a third year PhD student, broadly interested in child development and individual differences. The goal of my PhD has been to better understand the environmental mechansisms behind social inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dr Andrew Dean
    Interest in: i) Genetically-determined and developmentally acquired disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscle, encompassing neuropathy, myopathy, dystrophy, neuropathy, malformation, epilepsy and mental retardation; ii) st...
  • Dr Andrea Dimitracopoulos
    After training as a Biomedical Engineer at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Andrea started his PhD in Theoretical Physics and Cell Biology at University College London, on the CoMPLEX programme. Under the supervision of Buzz Baum,...
  • Dr Ichrak DRISSI
    I'm a neuroscientist at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), University of Cambridge. My research interests aim to understand genetic alterations underlying painlessness and excess pain disorders. By analysing DNA from patients sufferi...
  • Mr Jacob Dundee
    My project is to understand the role of microglia in development, tauopathy, and ageing. As a person get older, microglia have been found to ‘eat’ synapses of stressed but still functional neurons, possibly driving the disease progression of many ...
  • Alex Dunn
    Mutation to MECP2 in humans caused Rett Syndrome in which girls develop normally for around 18 months before sudden decline in cognitive, motor and social abilities. Mecp2-deficiency has various molecular, cellular and synaptic effects however the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Susan Gathercole Professor Susan Gathercole
    I am a cognitive psychologist with interests in memory, learning and language. Until 2018 I was the Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge and am now based in Developmental Psychiatry. One strand of my research in...
  • Samuel Gibbon
    I am a Research Assistant working with Prof Usha Goswami on the BabyRhythm project – a longitudinal study (2 months to 2.5 years) that uses EEG, eye-tracking, motion capture, and a variety of language measures to investigate the link between rhyth...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Dr Lorna Halliday
    Dr Halliday currently holds a Medical Research Council (MRC) Senior Fellowship in Hearing Research at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Dr Halliday's research focuses on auditory perception in children. She studies how auditory processes...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Lenka Janik Blaskova
    My research investigates the peer relations and wellbeing of children with developmental language disorder. Children with DLD have complex psycholinguistic profile and some are able to adapt their behaviours better than others. This gets reflected...
  • 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 ...
  • Professor Mark Johnson FBA
    Johnson has published over 360 papers and 10 books on brain and cognitive development in human infants, children and in other species. His laboratory currently focuses on typical, at-risk and atypical functional brain development in human infants ...
  • Dr Jonathan Jones
    I am currently investigating functional brain organisation in a large group of children who struggle at school. I am also interested in the development of cognitive control and how we can use cognitive training to investigate cognitive mechanisms.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Matthias Landgraf Dr Matthias Landgraf
    We seek to understand how neural networks are specified and how they assemble during development. The locomotor network of the Drosophila embryo and larva serves as a powerful experimental model. Composed of identified neurons whose connections ha...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Miss Annabel MacFarlane
    Neural landmarks for Developmental Dyslexia through auditory entrainment tasks
  • 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...
  • Mrs Natasha Mead
    An MRC funded longitudinal project investigating possible causal relationships between rhythmic awareness and dyslexia.
  • 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 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...
  • Dr Amy Orben
    Amy’s research uses large-scale data to examine how digital technologies affect adolescent psychological well-being and mental health. She uses innovative and rigorous statistical methodology to shed new light on pressing questions debated in poli...
  • Dr Ekaterina Ostashchenko
    My main research interests are in the field of language acquisition in children with developmental disorders. Since the same thing can be said in many distinct ways, variation is a core characteristic of language. Moreover, several levels of langu...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Helen Seeley Dr Helen Seeley BA, MSC, PHD
    research in epidemiology of head injury, service development, outcome and rehabilitation for head injury
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  •  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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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