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Postgraduate School of Life Sciences

 

Research within the Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour Research Theme covers a broad spectrum and some key topics that you will find in the list of investigators below includes:

  • Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and its applications
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neuroscience (including impact on behaviour and mental health)
  • Genetics and Genomics of Neurological Disorders
  • Glia & Neuroinflammation
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neurology & Clinical Psychiatry
  • Pyschology & Behaviour
  • Sensor Perception (including Chemoreception & pain)

 

Principal Investigators in this theme:

Name: Dr Richard Adams
Topic: Quantitative analysis of morphogenesis using microscopy
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rja46@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/adams/
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Amy Ahern
Topic: Development and evaluation of behavioural interventions for obesity and diabetes; Understanding the determinants of initiation and maintenance of health behaviour change in obesity and diabetes
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: ala34@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/amy-ahern/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lisa Alves
Topic: Neurosciences
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Veterinary Medicine
Email: la382@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.vet.cam.ac.uk
Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Anderson
Topic: Memory cognitive control and their interaction from behavioural to neural levels; mechanism on mnemonic attention and inhibitory control; incidental and motivated forgetting; controlling unwanted memories of trauma
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: michael.anderson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/michael.anderson
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Duncan Astle
Topic: Neuroinformatic approaches to understanding neurodevelopmental conditions in childhood
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: duncan.astle@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.astlelab.com/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Edward Avezov
Topic: Endoplasmic Reticulum function-structure in neuronal (patho)physiology
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences UK Dementia Research Institute
Email: ea347@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://avezov-lab.neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sabine Bahn
Topic: Identification of a panel of prognostic/diagnostic biomarkers and novel targets related to mental/neurological disorders with an emphasis on schizophrenia bipolar and major depressive disorders. Translation of biomarkers and targets to the clinical environment and the pharmaceutical industry to facilitate early diagnosis and drug discovery efforts
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Email: sb209@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.biot.cam.ac.uk/sb/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gabriel Balmus
Topic: DNA Damage Response in ageing and neurodegeneration
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: gb318@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.balmuslab.org
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Manohar Bance
Topic: hearing and balance disorders, wearables and sensors, inner ear biology
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Clinical Neurosciences
Email: mlb59@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.senselab.neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Roger Barker
Topic: Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: rab46@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.thebarkerwilliamsgraylab.co.uk/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Baron Cohen
Topic: Autism: causes and interventions
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology (Department of Psychiatry)
Email: sb205@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.autismresearchcentre.com
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Bateman
Topic: neurorehabilitation
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychiatry
Email: a.bateman@essex.ac.uk
Website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/batem29808/andrew-bateman
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Sumru Bayin
Topic: Neural stem cell biology during development and repair
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Gurdon Institute, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: nsb44@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.bayinlab.com
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Omer Bayraktar
Topic: Cellular genetics
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ob5@sanger.ac.uk
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/bayraktar-group
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Bays
Topic: Computational study of vision, memory and action
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: pmb20@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://bayslab.com
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Associate Professor Tristan Bekinschtein
Topic: Brain integrative mechanism. Neural mechanisms of conscious and unconscious processes in sleep anaesthesia and its transitions from wakefulness. Modelling of attention mechanisms. Neurophenomenology.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: tb419@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?trisbke
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor David Belin
Topic: Emotion regulation, addiction, impulsivity, compulsivity
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: bdb26@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-david-belin
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Elia Benito Gutierrez
Topic: Evo-Devo
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Zoology
Email: eb647
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/elia-benito-gutierrez
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Anne Bertolotti
Topic: Cellular aspects of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: aberto@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/a-bertolotti
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Topic: Development of the brain, behaviour and mental health in human adolescence
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: sjblakemore@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-sarah-jayne-blakemore
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Clemence Blouet
Topic: Characterizing how nutrients are detected by the brain to maintain energy homeostasis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: www.blouetlab.org
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Leonardo Bottolo
Topic: Computational methods for single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) and single-cell Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (scATAC-seq)
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Medical Genetics
Email: lb664@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://medgen.medschl.cam.ac.uk/dr-leonardo-bottolo/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mirjana Bozic
Topic: Cognitive neuroscience of language and bilingualism
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mb383@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/mb383@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Guy Brown
Topic: Microglia, neuroinflammation & neurodegeneration
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gcb3@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.microglia.info/guybrown
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Clare Buckley
Topic: Our lab uses optogenetics and live confocal imaging of the zebrafish neural tube and mouse embryonic stem cells to uncover the mechanisms that coordinate polarisation and morphogenesis of epithelial tubes during development.
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: ceb85@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/clare-buckley
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Raymond Bujdoso
Topic: Molecular pathology in prion disease
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: rb202@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/rb202@cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Edward Bullmore
Topic: Methods for analysis of brain imaging data
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: etb23@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?etb23
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Bulmer
Topic: Translational Neuroscience - use of human tissue to study the mechanisms of visceral pain in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: dcb53@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/bulmer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Malcolm Burrows
Topic: Neural processing in local circuits that control natural limb movements
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: mb135@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/malcolm-burrows
Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Rudolf Cardinal
Topic: Computational psychiatry and clinical informatics
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychiatry
Email: rnc1001@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8751-5167
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Albert Cardona
Topic: Neuroscience
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ac2040@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/albert-cardona
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Bob Carlyon
Topic: Cochlear Implants; Pitch Perception; Auditory Scene Analysis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: bob.carlyon@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/bob.carlyon/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lucy Cheke
Topic: Episodic memory and episodic foresight
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: lgc23@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/lucy-cheke
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Patrick Chinnery
Topic: Genetic basis of neurological disorders and particularly mitochondrial diseases.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: pfc25@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pfc25
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Isabel C.H. Clare
Topic: Decision-making, including decision-making in the criminal justice system, by autistic people/people with learning (intellectual) disabilities; cognitive predictors of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome; the phenomenon of 'regression' in people with Down Syndrome;
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychiatry
Email: ichc2@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/ciddrg/people/principal-investigators/dr...
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Hannah Clarke
Topic: Understanding the neural and neurochemical basis of behaviours mediated by the prefrontal cortex and their relevance to psychiatric disorders.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hfc23@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?hfc23
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Menna Clathworthy
Topic: Tissue immunity in health and disease
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mrc38@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/clatworthy/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor FRS Nicola Clayton
Topic: Comparative Cognition in Crows, Cuttlefish, Children and Humans
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health,
Department: Psychology
Email: nsc22@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/nsc22@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Michael Coleman
Topic: Axon degeneration and its roles in neurodegenerative disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
Email: mc469@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?mcoleman
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Alasdair Coles
Topic: Remyelination in humans: promoting endogenous brain repair
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurology Unit)
Email: ajc1020@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/jones-coles-group/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Jonathan Coles
Topic: Mechanisms responsible for secondary neuronal injury, their temporal profile, and implications for eventual neurocognitive recovery following head injury (TBI). 
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: jpc44@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.med.cam.ac.uk/pace-our-pis-and-associate-pis/ and https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jpc44
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anthony Coll
Topic: Molecular control of appetite and obesity
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: apc36@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AI/Coll/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Crawford
Topic: Sensory transduction in the inner ear
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ac151@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-crawford
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Marek Czosnyka
Topic: Mathematical modelling of intracranial dynamics - brain injury and hydrocephalus
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Haematology
Email: mc141@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Dalgleish
Topic: Experimental investigation of cognition-emotion relationships; post-traumatic stress; functional theoretical modelling of emotions; depression
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: tim.dalgleish@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/tim.dalgleish/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jeff Dalley
Topic: Integration of brain imaging, neuropharmacology and circuit-level interventions to investigate the neurobiological origins of behavioural endophenotypes in neuropsychiatry
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology (Department of Psychiatry)
Email: jwd20@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/jwd20@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gregory Davis
Topic: Visual attention, Consciousness, Visual Cognition, Social Cognition
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychology
Email: gjd1000@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/gjd1000@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Matt Davis
Topic: Neuro-anatomical and computational accounts of language comprehension; spoken and written word recognition; connectionist modelling; fMRI
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: matt.davis@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Janet Deane
Topic: The role of sphingolipids in health and disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jed55@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-janet-deane
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Deeks
Topic: human audition and in particular: pitch perception; speech recognition; auditory grouping and segregation; hearing through cochlear and auditory brainstem implants
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: john.deeks@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/john.deeks/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Robbie Duschinsky
Topic: child and family mental health, the integration of health and social care for children and families, and the use of qualitative methods within primary care research
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,
Department: Public Health and Primary Care
Email: rd522@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/ro...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Steve Edgley
Topic: Sensorimnotor Neuroscience
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sae1000@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/steve-edgley
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Karen Ersche
Topic: Neuropsychological correlates and neurochemical processes underlying addictive behaviour and resultant therapeutic interventions, brain networks underlying vulnerability and resilience to drug addiction
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ke220@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ke220
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sadaf Farooqi
Topic: Molecular mechanisms in human obesity
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: isf20@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/i-sadaf-f...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Walter Federle
Topic: Animal biomechanics, insect-plant interactions
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Department: Zoology
Email: wf222@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/walter-federle
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea
Topic: Biological and clinical aspects of chronic schizophrenia
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ef280@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?eegea
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Angeleen Fleming
Topic: How protein clearance pathways such as autophagy and the ubiquitin-proteasome system affect disease severity.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: af425@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/angeleen-fleming
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Fletcher
Topic: Functional MRI studies of episodic memory and associative learning
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pcf22@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Tamsin Ford
Topic: Interventional epidemiology - children and young people's mental health
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: tjf52@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://dev.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Elisa Galliano
Topic: Neuronal plasticity, dopamine, olfaction, adult neurogenesis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: eg542@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://gallianolab.org/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Jennifer Gallop
Topic: Dynamics and regulation of filopodia
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Department of Biochemistry and Gurdon Institute
Email: jlg38@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.gallop.group
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Gathercole
Topic: Cognition and learning in typical and atypical developmental populations
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychiatry
Email: seg57@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://calm.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Michel Goedert
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mg@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/m-goedert
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Golombok
Topic: New family forms; parent-child relationships
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: seg42@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/SusanGolombok
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr David Good
Topic: Social science approach to the design of new technologies
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: dg25@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/dg25@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Usha Goswami
Topic: Cognitive development including cognitive neuroscience of language, reading, DLD and dyslexia
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ucg10@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/ucg10@cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Ingo Greger
Topic: Glutamate-gated ion channels: biogenesis and trafficking
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: ig@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/i-greger
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Iris Hardege
Topic: Understanding the fundamentals of neurotransmission and how small brains generate complex behaviours
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Zoology
Email: ih287@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-iris-hardege
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Hastings
Topic: Molecular neurobiology of circadian timing
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mha@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/m-hastings
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Olaf Hauk
Topic: EEG/MEG/fMRI/TMS and eye-tracking studies on reading and semantics; new methods for EEG/MEG source estimation and connectivity analysis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: olaf.hauk@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?olafhauk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Berthold Hedwig
Topic: Auditory processing and signal generation in insects.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: bh202@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research/groups/neurobiology-acoustic-communic...
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Mr Adel Helmy
Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury, Inflammation, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Neurosurgery
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: aeh33@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/neuroinflammation/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Rik Henson
Topic: Systems neuroscience of human memory and its disorders in acquired amnesia, aging and dementia. Neuroimaging and statistical analysis methods.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: rik.henson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/rik.henson/personal/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Allan Herbison
Topic: Neuroendocrinology
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
Department: PDN
Email: aeh36@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/allan-herbison
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Melissa Hines
Topic: Gonadal hormone and socialization influences on human brain and behaviour across the lifespan
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Psychology
Email: mh504@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/mh504@cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Emeritus Christine Holt
Topic: Developmental Neuroscience
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ceh33@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/christine-holt
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Rita Horvath
Topic: Improving the understanding of genetic neurological conditions with a focus on mitochondrial disease and inherited neuropathy
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: rh732@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/horvathlab/dr-rita-horvath/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Claire Hughes
Topic: Developmental change from age 2 to age 6 and familial predictors
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: ch288@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/ClaireHughes
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Peter Hutchinson
Topic: Cerebral metabolism and imaging following acute brain injury
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurosurgery Unit)
Email: pjah2@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pjah2
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Greg Jefferis
Topic: From connectomics to learned and sexually dimorphic behaviours
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jefferis@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/g-jefferis
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mark Johnson
Topic: Typical at-risk and atypical functional brain development in human infants and toddlers using a variety of different brain imaging cognitive behavioural genetic and computational modelling techniques
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mj492@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/professor-mark-johnson
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter Jones
Topic: Epidemiology etiology and developmental dimensions of psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia and the psychoses
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pbj21@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pbj21
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Ragnhildur Karadottir
Topic: Myelin plasticity and regeneration
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: rk385@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/rk385@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sepiedeh Keshavarzi
Topic: Neural Circuits for Spatial Orientation
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: sk2244@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.keshavarzilab.com/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Svetlana Khoronenkova
Topic: DNA repair and neurodegenerative disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Biochemistry
Email: sk870@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/khoronenkova
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Zoe Kourtzi
Topic: Human neuroscience of lifelong learning and brain plasticity; AI-guided solutions for neurodegenerative and mental health disorders
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: zk240@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andras Lakatos
Topic: Pathomechanistic and therapeutic discoveries at single cell resolution using novel human organoid models of neurodegenerative diseases
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: al291@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/andras-lakatos/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Matthias Landgraf
Topic: Nervous system development and plasticity, with focus on critical periods and metabolic byproducts as instructive signals, such as reactive oxygen species.
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: ml10006@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research/cell-and-developmental-biology/neural...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rebecca Lawson
Topic: Computational models pharmacology and brain imaging to understand how humans learn to build adaptive expectations about the world around us other people and ourselves
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: rl337@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/rebecca-lawson
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Victoria Leong
Topic: Parent-infant social interactions, neural synchrony, social learning
Themes:Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Email: vvec2@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.baby-linc.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sarah Lummis
Topic: Neurotransmitter receptors
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: sl120@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/lummis
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Giovanna Mallucci
Topic: Mechanisms and prevention of neurodegeneration
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences and UK Dementia Research Institute at Cambridge
Email: gm522@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?gm522
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Tom Manly
Topic: The cognitive neuropsychology of adult acquired attentional and executive disorders; attentional/executive function in children; neuropsychological rehabilitation
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: tom.manly@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/tom.manly/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor  Hugh Markus
Topic: Molecular genetic and imaging techniques to investigate the pathogenesis of stroke with a particular focus on cerebral small vessel disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: hsm32@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/neurology-unit-research-groups/stroke-re...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor William Marslen Wilson
Topic: Cognitive science and neuroscience of language
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: wdm10@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?wmarslen
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Theresa Marteau
Topic: Changing behaviour across populations to improve health equitably and sustainably
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: tm388@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/th...
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr L. Miguel Martins
Topic: Mitochondria and cell death regulation following toxic injury
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: lm795@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/l-m-martins-programme
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Matthew Mason
Topic: Function of the middle ear in vertebrates
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Email: mjm68@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/matthew-mason
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Hugh Matthews
Topic: Electrophysiology of vertebrate photo- and chemo- transduction
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hrm1@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/matthews/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr William McEwan
Topic: Immunity in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: wm305@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://mcewan-lab.com/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Harvey McMahon
Topic: Clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: hmm@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/h-mcmahon
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Florian Merkle
Topic: Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of neurological disease using human stem cell-derived and animal model systems
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.merklelab.org/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Su Metcalfe
Topic: Use of nanotechnology to deliver growth factors in vivo to promote brain repair
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: smm1001@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/Networkdirectory/smm1001%40cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Emmanouil Metzakopian
Topic: To boost connect and revolutionise Dementia discovery science and to accelerate finding new ways to diagnose and treat Dementia effectively
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences UK Dementia Research Institute
Email: em698@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://ukdri.ac.uk/centres/cambridge
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Susanna Mierau
Topic: Synaptic and network development and cellular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sbm33@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?sbm33
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Miller
Topic: Pharmacological approaches to control central nervous system (CNS) activity
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: pm676@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/miller/summary
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Amy Milton
Topic: Disrupting maladaptive memories contributing to mental health disorders
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: alm46@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.cammindlab.com
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Mollon
Topic: Visual perception. Colour vision. Perception of faces. Genetic variations in perception. History of optics and of experimental psychology.
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: j.mollon@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/jm123@cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Sarah Morgan
Topic: Data science for brain sciences (including brain imaging and Natural Language Processing)
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry, Computer Science and Technology
Email: sem91@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://semorgan.org/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Leila Muresan
Topic: Microscopy image analysis
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: PDN
Email: lam94@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/muresan
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John O'Brien
Topic: Old age Psychiatry
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: john.obrien@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jto27
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Cahir O'Kane
Topic: Axonal endoplasmic reticulum in Drosophila, and its roles in health and disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: cjo1003@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-groups/okane
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stephen O'Rahilly
Topic: The endocrine control of metabolism in health and disease
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: so104@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/hod/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Parker
Topic: Synaptic plasticity in spinal cord
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: djp27@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/parker
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Manav Pathania
Topic: Brain tumours
Themes: Cancer, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: mp915@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pathanialab.com/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Ole Paulsen
Topic: Network oscillations and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus and neocortex
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: op210@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/ole-paulsen
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gareth Pearce
Topic: Animal health and welfare involving wildlife fish and farm animals
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: gpp28@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/gpp28@cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Virginia Pedicord
Topic: Microbiota effects on host physiology

Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: vap33@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/virginia-pedicord/
Sorry no students can be taken this year

Name: Dr Kate Plaisted Grant
Topic: The cognitive neuroscience of autism
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: k.plaisted@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/kcp1000@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stefano Pluchino
Topic: regenerative neuroimmunology; progressive multiple sclerosis; cellular senescence; mitochondrial metabolism;
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Clinical Neurosciences
Email: spp24@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.pluchinolab.org
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jasper Poort
Topic: Vision, Learning, Attention, Decision-making, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Eye movements
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jp816@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/svl
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Eleanor Raffan
Topic:
Metabolic disease and obesity - molecular, genetic and physiological insights from spontaneous veterinary models of disease.  Also interspecies communication!
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Physiology, Development and Neuroscience & Institute of Metabolic Science
Email: er311@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/eleanor-raffan
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Lucy Raymond
Topic: The genetic basis of intellectual disability
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: flr24@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-lucy-raymond
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Evan Reid
Topic: Unravelling the molecular pathology of axon death
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: ealr4@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-evan-reid
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Frank Reimann
Topic: Stimulus-secretion coupling in gut neuroendocrine cells
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine and Endocrinology,
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fr222@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AffiliatePI/Reiman.php
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jing Ren
Topic: Developmental assembly of the serotonin system
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jren@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/ren/#foogallery-32/i:559
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Jason Rentfrow
Topic: Personality and Individual Differences
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: pjr39@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psd.psychol.cam.ac.uk/team-members/dr-jason-rentfrow-pi
Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Timothy Rittman
Topic: Modelling neurodegenerative disorders using neuroimaging and neuropathology data
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Clinical Neurosciences
Email: tr332@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website:www.rittman.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Trevor Robbins
Topic: Fronto-striatal systems and the neurochemical control of behaviour: Relevance for human impulsive-compulsive disorders
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychology
Email: twr2@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-trevor-w-robbins-cbe-frs-f...
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Angela Roberts
Topic: Prefrontal networks involved in the regulation of cognition and emotion
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: acr4@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/angela-roberts
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hugh Robinson
Topic: Electrophysiology of Cancer Cells, Cancer Neuroscience
Themes: Cancer, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells,
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hpcr@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/robinson/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Rodgers
Topic: Ultra-high field (7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre)
Email: ctr28@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ctr28
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Rowe
Topic: The relationship between motor and cognitive processes in healthy subjects and neurodegenerative disease; overlap between disorders of movement and cognition; functional changes associated with disease; assessment of potential surrogate indices of the efficacy of candidate therapies; cognitive architecture for response selection and voluntary action; fMRI PET rTMS and MEG.
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: james.rowe@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/james.rowe/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Rowitch
Topic: Glial Cells and Response to Injury
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: dhr25@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/rowitch
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor David Rubinsztein
Topic: autophagy and neurodegeneration
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: CIMR Medical Genetics
Email: dcr1000@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-david-rubinsztein-fmedsci-frs
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Barbara Sahakian
Topic: Clinical neuroscience and neuropsychiatry
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: bjs1001@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?barbara
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Stephen Sawcer
Topic: The Genetic Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurology Unit)
Email: sjs1016@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ssawcer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr William Schafer
Topic: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of behaviour
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: wschafer@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/w-schafer
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Simone Schnall
Topic: The relationship between cognitive and affective processes
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ss877@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/ss877@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Wolfram Schultz
Topic: Neurophysiology of the reward systems
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ws234@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/wolfram-schultz
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Christof Schwiening
Topic: Neuronal intracellular pH microdomains and their functional importance
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: cjs30@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?cjs30
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Jon Simons
Topic: Cognitive neuroscience particularly the role of the frontal lobes in the cognitive control of human long-term memory
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: jss30@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.memlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr William Skylark
Topic: Psychology
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: w.j.skylark@cantab.net
Website: www.skylarkresearch.net
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Piotr Smielewski
Topic: Mathematical modelling supported monitoring and diagnostics of intracranial dynamics: brain injury and hydrocephalus
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurosurgery Unit)
Email: ps10011@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/brain-physics-lab/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ewan Smith
Topic: Neurobiology of pain / Extremophile biology of the naked mole-rat
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: es336@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/Smith
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Debra Spencer
Topic: Gender development
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ds356@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/ds356%40cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini
Topic: Mechanisms of protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: mgs11@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://spillantinilab.medschl.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
Topic: Genetics of human neurodegenerative disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: phs22@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-peter-st-george-hyslop-frs
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Li Su
Topic: Computational psychiatry focusing on dementia neuroimaging analysis methods and cognitive modelling
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ls514@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.aicn-group.com
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Suckling
Topic: Brain imaging methods and analysisPsychiatry, Brain Imaging, Bioinformatics, Cognitive recovery, Neuroscience
Themes: Cancer, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: js369@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?js369
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Dénes Szücs
Topic: Mathematical cognition and development, mathematics anxiety, meta-science, reseach replicability
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ds377@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/denes-szucs
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Deborah Talmi
Topic: Memory, pain, and emotional cognition. Cognitive, neural and computational mechanism of emotion and motivation and their impact on perception, learning, memory and decision-making;
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychology
Email: dt492@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-deborah-talmi
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Keita Tamura
Topic: Circuit physiology of vision, cognition and memory
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: kt532@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/neuroscience/tamura-lab-circuit-physi...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alana Thackray
Topic: Molecular pathology of prion diseases, viral infection and immunity, infectious diseases
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: amt27@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/amt27%40cam.ac.uk
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Marco Tripodi
Topic: The space of actions - Neural circuits for transforming spatial representations into actions
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mtripodi@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/tripodi/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Lorraine Tyler
Topic: Neurobiology of language perception ageing
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/lkt10@cam.ac.uk
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jelle van den Ameele
Topic: Neural stem cell metabolism, mitochondrial disease, chromatin regulation during brain development
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: jv361@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/van-den-ameele-group
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sander van der Linden
Topic: Judgment and Decision-Making, Social Influence, Attitudes, Persuasion
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/sander-van-der-linden
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Petra Vertes
Topic: Systems and Computational Neuroscience
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pv226@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/groups/systems-and-computational-neuros...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Valerie Voon
Topic: Neuromodulation for psychiatric disorders: surgical and non-invasive modulation towards intelligent design. 2. The influence of incentives and emotionality on self-control and repetitive behaviours: decision making, addiction and compulsivity
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychiatry
Email: vv247@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/groups/interventional-neuropsychiatry-g.... https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/people/principal-investigators/professo...
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Simon White
Topic: Statistics for neuroscience
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: simon.white@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alex Whitworth
Topic: Investigating mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: a.whitworth@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/whitworth-group
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Paul Wilkinson
Topic: Epidemiology of self-harm; undergraduate medical education research
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pow12@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pwilkinson
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Caroline Williams-Gray
Topic: The role of the immune system in Parkinson’s disease
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Clinical Neurosciences
Email: chm27@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.thebarkerwilliamsgraylab.co.uk/
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Ian Winter
Topic: Sensory systems central processing of auditory signals
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: imw1001@cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/winter/
Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Geoffrey Woods
Topic: Understanding Mendelian disorders of neurodevelopment and the genetics of human pain
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: cw347@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-geoff-woods
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jennifer York
Topic: Behavioural ecology & Bio-inspired design
Themes:Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour,
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: jy364@cam.ac.uk
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/jenny-york
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Shahid Zaman
Topic: Intellectual Disability: neurodegeneration in Down syndrome
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Department: Psychiatry
Email: shz10@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/ciddrg/people/principal-investigators/dr...
Sorry no students can be taken this year

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