Cellular & Molecular
The study of the behaviour of neurons at the cellular and molecular level has a long and distinguished tradition in Cambridge. Work on the cellular basis of sensation, developmental neurobiology, cell signalling, ion channels, neural degeneration and repair, and more integrative aspects of nervous system function are all strong areas in the School. Research spans a diverse spectrum from molecular signalling to neuroendocrinology to sensory and motor systems, with techniques used ranging from biochemical, single-cell recording and behavioural studies to large-scale computational methods. There are particular strengths in research on synaptic transmission, local network properties and sensory transduction, as well as a wealth of expertise at the Laboratory for Molecular Biology and the Sanger Institute.