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Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr Richard Adams
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rja46@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Quantitative analysis of morphogenesis using microscopy
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/adams/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Anderson
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: michael.anderson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
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
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/michael.anderson
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Duncan Astle
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: duncan.astle@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: executive control attention short-term memory working memory development MEG
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/duncan.astle/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Edward Avezov
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences UK Dementia Research Institute
Email: ea347@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Endoplasmic Reticulum function-structure in neuronal (patho)physiology
Website: http://avezov-lab.neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sabine Bahn
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Email: sb209@cam.ac.uk
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
Website: http://www.biot.cam.ac.uk/sb/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gabriel Balmus
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences UK Dementia Research Institute
Email: gb318@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the roles of DNA Damage Repair (DDR) in mature neurons and its links to neurodegenerative disorders (including Alzheimer's and related diseases) and ageing
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?gb318
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Manohar Bance
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: mlb59@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biomedical engineering in otology
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?Bance
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Roger Barker
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: rab46@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural stem cells in Huntington's and Parkinson's disease
Website: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/roger-barker/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Baron Cohen
Department: Department of Psychology (Department of Psychiatry)
Email: s.baron-cohen@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Autism Asperger Syndrome sex differences and empathy
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/sb205@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Bateman
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: a.bateman@essex.ac.uk
Topic: Outcome measurement and use of online-learning platforms in neuropsychological rehabilitation
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?dr_a_bateman
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Omer Bayraktar
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: ob5@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular genetics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/bayraktar-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul  Bays
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: pmb20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational studies of vision memory and action
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/paul-bays
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr  Tristan  Bekinschtein
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: tristan.bekinschtein@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Brain integrative mechanism. Neural mechanisms of conscious and unconscious processes in sleep anaesthesia and its transitions from wakefulness. Emotion decision-making and language processing in patients with disorders of consciousness. Attention and conscious modulation of learning and memory. Hd-EEG EEG-fMRI and intracranial recordings.
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/tristan.bekinschtein
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Belin
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: bdb26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Impulsive/compulsive spectrum disorders drug addiction corticostriatal circuits
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/david-belin
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anne Bertolotti
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: aberto@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular aspects of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/a-bertolotti
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: sjb335@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of social cognition and decision-making during human adolescence
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Clemence Blouet
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: cbs69@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Characterizing how nutrients are detected by the brain to maintain energy homeostasis
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/clemence-...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mirjana Bozic
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mb383@cam.ac.uk
Topic: language as a cognitive and a neural system
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/mb383@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrea Brand
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute)
Email: a.brand@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cells to synapses: regulation of self-renewal and differentiation in the nervous system
Website: http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/brand
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Guy Brown
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: gcb3@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Microglia meuroinflammation cell death and phagocytic signalling
Website: http://www.guybrown.net
Themes: Cancer, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Raymond Bujdoso
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: rb202@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular pathology in prion disease
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/rb202@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Edward Bullmore
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: etb23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Methods for analysis of brain imaging data
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?etb23
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Bulmer
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: dcb53@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Translational Neuroscience - use of human tissue to study the mechanisms of visceral pain in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and  inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/news/bulmer
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Malcolm Burrows
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: mb135@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural processing in local circuits that control natural limb movements
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/malcolm-burrows
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Emma Cahill
Department: Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: enc22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms underlying memories of fear and anxiety
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?enc22
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rudolf Cardinal
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: rnc1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational psychiatry and clinical informatics
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?RudolfCardinal
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Albert Cardona
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ac2040@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Relationship between structure and function in neural circuits
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/albert-cardona
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Bob Carlyon
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: bob.carlyon@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hearing ; perceptual integration of concurrent sounds; grouping and streaming; effects of attention on auditory perception; pitch perception; hearing by cochlear implantees
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/bob.carlyon/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lucy  Cheke
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: lgc23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Episodic memory and episodic foresight
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/lucy-cheke
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor  Patrick  Chinnery
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: pfc25@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic basis of neurological disorders and particularly mitochondrial diseases.
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pfc25
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Isabel Clare
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ichc2@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Intellectual and other developmental disabilities including autism spectrum conditions in adults particularly: responsibility for offending decision-making adult safeguarding other socio-legal and clinico-legal studies that are relevant to practice guidance and policy.
Website: http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/ciddrg/people/principal-investigators/dr...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Hannah Clarke
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hfc23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the neural and neurochemical basis of behaviours mediated by the prefrontal cortex and their relevance to psychiatric disorders.
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?hfc23
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Menna Clathworthy
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: mrc38@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Regulation of B cell activation and antibody effector function and tissue immunity
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/clatworthy/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Nicola Clayton
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: nsc22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The evolution and development of complex cognition (episodic memory future planning theory of mind)
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/nsc22@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Michael Coleman
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
Email: mc469@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Axon degeneration and its roles in neurodegenerative disease
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?mcoleman
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Rev Dr Alasdair Coles
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurology Unit)
Email: ajc1020@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The treatment of multiple sclerosis with a novel humanised antibody
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?Alcool
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Jonathan Coles
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: jpc44@wbic.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Describing the pathophysiology of head injury and optimising patient outcome
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jpc44
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Anthony Coll
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: apc36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular control of appetite and obesity
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AI/Coll/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Bill Colledge
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: whc23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian reproductive physiology using transgenic mice
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/colledge/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Crawford
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ac151@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Sensory transduction mechanisms in the cochlea
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/crawford/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Marek Czosnyka
Department: Department of Haematology
Email: mc141@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mathematical modelling of intracranial dynamics - brain injury and hydrocephalus
Website: http://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Dalgleish
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: tim.dalgleish@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Experimental investigation of cognition-emotion relationships; post-traumatic stress; functional theoretical modelling of emotions; depression
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/tim.dalgleish/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jeff Dalley
Department: Department of Psychology (Department of Psychiatry)
Email: jwd20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neuromodulation and psychopharmacology of fronto-striatal systems; individual differences; translational neuroscience
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/jwd20@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Greg Davis
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: gjd1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Visual cognition attention awareness perception in autism and dyslexia
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/gjd1000@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Matt Davis
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: matt.davis@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neuro-anatomical and computational accounts of language comprehension; spoken and written word recognition; connectionist modelling; fMRI
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lee de Wit
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: lhd26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Political psychology
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/lee-de-wit
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Janet Deane
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: jed55@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of neurodegeneration: the enigmatic role of sphingolipids
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/Deane
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Deeks
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: john.deeks@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: human audition and in particular: pitch perception; speech recognition; auditory grouping and segregation; hearing through cochlear and auditory brainstem implants
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/john.deeks/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Duncan
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: john.duncan@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Selective attention from behavioural to cellular levels; action planning; frontal lobe function and intelligence; integration of cognitive and brain functions
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/john.duncan/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Steve Edgley
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sae1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Control of movement analysis of information processing in spinal cord & cerebellar circuits
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/edgley/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Karen Ersche
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ke220@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neuropsychological correlates and neurochemical processes underlying addictive behaviour and resultant therapeutic interventions
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ke220
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mark Evans
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology / Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: mle24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Glucose and nutrient sensing in the brain non-invasive glucose sensing hypoglycaemia and brain imaging
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Evans/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sadaf Farooqi
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: isf20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms in human obesity
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Farooqi
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ef280@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biological and clinical aspects of chronic schizophrenia
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?eegea
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Angeleen Fleming
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: Af425@cam.ac.uk
Topic: How protein clearance pathways such as autophagy and the ubiquitin-proteasome system affect disease severity.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/angeleen-fleming
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Paul Fletcher
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pcf22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Functional MRI studies of episodic memory and associative learning
Website: http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Tamsin Ford
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: tjf52@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Interventional epidemiology - children and young people's mental health
Website: https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/research/groups/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Robin Franklin
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: rjf1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular and molecular basis of CNS repair mechanisms
Website: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/press...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Gathercole
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: susan.gathercole@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Working memory and executive functions; developmental and acquired disorders of cognition and learning; cognitive training
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/susan.gathercole
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michel Goedert
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mg@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/m-goedert
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Susan Golombok
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: seg42@cam.ac.uk
Topic: New family forms; parent-child relationships
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/SusanGolombok
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Usha Goswami
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ucg10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive development including development of reading spelling and dyslexia
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/ucg10@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Fabian Grabenhorst
Department: Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: fg292@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurophysiology of reward decision-making social cognition
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/fabian-grabenhorst
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Ingo Greger
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: ig@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Glutamate-gated ion channels: biogenesis and trafficking
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/i-greger
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Fiona Gribble
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research Affiliate)
Email: fmg23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stimulus-secretion coupling in gut neuroendocrine cells
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/fiona-gri...   
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Hastings
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: mha@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular neurobiology of circadian timing
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/m-hastings
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Olaf Hauk
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: olaf.hauk@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Electrophysiological and metabloic imaging (EEG/MEG/fMRI/TMS) of visual word recognition; action (word) comprehension and mirror neurones; new methods of source estimation and analysis of electro-/magneto-encephalographic (EEG/MEG) data
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/olaf.hauk/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Berthold Hedwig
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: bh202@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Auditory processing and signal generation in insects.
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/berthold-hedwig
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Mr Adel Helmy
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurosurgery)
Email: aeh33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and in particular the innate inflammatory response following TBI
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?adelhelmy
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rik Henson
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: rik.henson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural bases of recognition memory; episodic memory; priming; face and object perception using fMRI EEG computational modelling statistical modelling and methods for multimodal integration
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/rik.henson/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name:  Allan Herbison
Department:
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Topic:
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Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Melissa Hines
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mh504@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hormonal influences on human neural and behavioral development across the lifespan
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/mh504@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Joni Holmes
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: joni.holmes@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Working memory and executive functions; developmental disorders and learning; cognitive interventions
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?Joniholmes
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Rita Horvath
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: rh732@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Improving the understanding of genetic neurological conditions with a focus on mitochondrial disease and inherited neuropathy
Website: https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/horvathlab/dr-rita-horvath/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Claire Hughes
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: ch288@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental change from age 2 to age 6 and familial predictors
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/ClaireHughes
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Peter Hutchinson
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurosurgery Unit)
Email: pjah2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cerebral metabolism and imaging following acute brain injury
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pjah2
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Greg Jefferis
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: jefferis@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: From connectomics to learned and sexually dimorphic behaviours
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/g-jefferis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Mark Johnson
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mj492@cam.ac.uk
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
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/professor-mark-johnson
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Joanne Jones
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: jls53@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: We study human autoimmunity; in particular we aim to understand why autoimmunity often occurs during recovery from T cell lymphopenia
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jls53
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sue Jones
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: sj251@cam.ac.uk
Topic: How neuronal communication is disrupted in pathological states that mimic neurological disorders
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/sue-jones
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter Jones
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pbj21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology etiology and developmental dimensions of psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia and the psychoses
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pbj21
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Ragnhildur Karadottir
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: rk385@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurotransmitter signalling to oligodendrocytes and their progenitor cells in both health and disease
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/rk385@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Golam Khandaker
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: gmk24@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Role of inflammation (cytokines genes and cells) in depression and psychosis; Immuno-therapeutics for psychiatry
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?Golam
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Zoe Kourtzi
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: zk240@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The role of learning and experience in enabling humans of all ages to translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/zk240
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andras Lakatos
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: al291@cam.ac.uk
Topic: adaptive changes in glia-neuron interactions following remote axonal insults such as axotomy and demyelination
Website: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/andras-lakatos/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Heike Laman
Department: Department of Pathology (Cellular Molecular Pathology Division)
Email: hl316@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cell cycle regulation lymphomagenesis haematopoiesis gamma-herpesvirus Parkinson's disease
Website: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/heike-laman
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Matthias Landgraf
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: ml10006@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of neural networks - the role of oxidative stress and mechanisms of dendrite and synapse formation
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-matthias-landgraf
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rebecca Lawson
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: rl337@cam.ac.uk
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
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/rebecca-lawson
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Michael Lee
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Anaesthesia)
Email: ml404@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical neuroscience: mechanisms of unusual or rare pain susceptibility or resilience in humans
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/https://www.neuroscience.ca...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Sarah Lummis
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Email: sl120@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurotransmitter receptors
Website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/lummis
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor  Giovanna  Mallucci
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: gm522@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?gm522
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tom Manly
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: tom.manly@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The cognitive neuropsychology of adult acquired attentional and executive disorders; attentional/executive function in children; neuropsychological rehabilitation
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/tom.manly/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor  Hugh Markus
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: hsm32@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular genetic and imaging techniques to investigate the pathogenesis of stroke with a particular focus on cerebral small vessel disease
Website: https://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/neurology-unit-research-groups/stroke-re...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor William Marslen Wilson
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: wdm10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive science and neuroscience of language
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?wmarslen
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr L. Miguel Martins
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: lm795@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondria and cell death regulation following toxic injury
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/l-m-martins-programme
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Matthew Mason
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: mjm68@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Function of the middle ear in vertebrates
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/matthew-mason
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hugh Matthews
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hrm1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Electrophysiology of vertebrate photo- and chemo- transduction
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/matthews/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Will McEwan
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences UK Dementia Research Institute
Email: wm305@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Alzheimer’s diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders can be inhibited by antibody/TRIM21
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?wmcewan
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Harvey McMahon
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: hmm@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/h-to-m/h-mcmahon
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Menon
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Anaesthesia)
Email: dkm13@wbic.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Physiological imaging of acute brain injury reactive processes (including inflammation) in CNS injury mechanisms of coma and anaesthesia stem cell therapy in brain injury
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?dkm13
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Florian Merkle
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Use of stem cell-derived hypothalamic neurones to study genetic and environmental factors contributing to obesity
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/florian-t...
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Su Metcalfe
Department: Department of Surgery
Email: smm1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Use of nanotechnology to deliver growth factors in vivo to promote brain repair
Website: http://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/directory/smm1001@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Emmanouil Metzakopian
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences UK Dementia Research Institute
Email: em698@cam.ac.uk
Topic: To boost connect and revolutionise Dementia discovery science and to accelerate finding new ways to diagnose and treat Dementia effectively
Website: https://ukdri.ac.uk/centres/cambridge
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Miller
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: pm676@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pharmacological approaches to control central nervous system (CNS) activity
Website: https://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/miller/summary
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Amy Milton
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: alm46@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurochemical mechanisms underlying appetitive memory reconsolidation
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/alm46@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Mollon
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: j.mollon@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Visual perception. Colour vision. Perception of faces.  Genetic variations in perception. History of optics and of experimental psychology.
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/jm123@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Jenny Morton
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajm41@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms underlying neurological dysfunction in Huntington's disease
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ajm41
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Dennis Norris
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: dennis.norris@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Psycholinguistics; visual and spoken word recognition; short term memory;computational modelling
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/dennis.norris/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor John O'Brien
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: john.obrien@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Old age Psychiatry
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jto27
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Cahir O'Kane
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: c.okane@gen.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Synaptic signalling and neurodegeneration in Drosophila
Website: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/directory/cahir-okane
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr David Parker
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: djp27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Synaptic plasticity in spinal cord
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/parker
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ole Paulsen
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: op210@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The relation between network oscillations and synaptic plasticity in the cortex and impact on encoding and retrieval of information
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/ole-paulsen
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gareth Pearce
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: gpp28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Animal health and welfare involving wildlife fish and farm animals
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/gpp28@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Anna Philpott
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: ap113@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental biology cell cycle cancer neurogenesis
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/philpott.html
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Kate Plaisted Grant
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: k.plaisted@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The cognitive neuroscience of autism
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/kcp1000@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Stefano Pluchino
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: spp24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Tissue repair in central nervous system diseases
Website: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/stefano-pluchino/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jasper Poort
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: jp816@cam.ac.uk
Topic: To understand how our brain is able to selectively process that sensory information that is most relevant for decision-making
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/jasper-poort
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lucy Raymond
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: flr24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The genetic basis of intellectual disability
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Frank Reimann
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fr222@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stimulus-secretion coupling in gut neuroendocrine cells
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AffiliatePI/Reiman.php
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jason Rentfrow
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: pjr39@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Links between basic psychological characteristics and common social psychological processes
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/pjr39@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Trevor Robbins
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: twr2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Impulsive-compulsive disorders (such as OCD and drug addiction) and fronto-striatal systems of the brain
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/twr2%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Angela Roberts
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: acr4@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural and neurochemical basis of cognitive and emotional behaviour
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/roberts/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Hugh Robinson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: hpcr@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural dynamics synaptic integration and functional analysis of cell types in the cortex
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/robinson/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lisa Ronan
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: lr344@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structural brain imaging cortical development
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?lisaronan
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor James Rowe
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: james.rowe@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Characterisation and optimisation of prefrontal cortical functions in health and disease
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jamesrowe
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr James Rowe
Department: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Email: james.rowe@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
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.
Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/james.rowe/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Prof David Rowitch
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: dhr25@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Glial Cells and Response to Injury
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/rowitch
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor David Rowitch
Department: Professor of Paediatrics; Stem Cell Institute
Email: dhr25@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: CNS Development and Disease
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor David Rubinsztein
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: dcr1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Autophagy and neurodegeneration
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Barbara Sahakian
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: bjs1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical neuroscience and neuropsychiatry
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?barbara
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Stephen Sawcer
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurology Unit)
Email: sjs1016@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The Genetic Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis
Website: http://www-gene.cimr.cam.ac.uk/MSgenetics/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr William Schafer
Department: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Email: wschafer@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of behaviour
Website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/w-schafer
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Simone Schnall
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ss877@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The relationship between cognitive and affective processes
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/ss877@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Wolfram Schultz
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ws234@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurophysiology of the reward systems
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/schultz/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Christof Schwiening
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: cjs30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neuronal intracellular pH microdomains and their functional importance
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?cjs30
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Jon Simons
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: jss30@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive neuroscience particularly the role of the frontal lobes in the cognitive control of human long-term memory
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/jss30@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  William Skylark
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: wjm22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive science with particular emphasis on human judgment and decision-making
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/william-j-matthews
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Piotr Smielewski
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurosurgery Unit)
Email: ps10011@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computerised monitoring and diagnostics of intracranial dynamics: brain injury and hydrocephalus
Website: http://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Ewan Smith
Department: Department of Pharmacology
Email: es336@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pain; chemoreception; neuronal excitability
Website: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/directory/es336@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name:  Debra Spencer
Department:
Email:
Topic:
Website:
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Maria Grazia Spillantini
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: mgs11@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases
Website: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/maria-spillantini/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: phs22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetics of human neurodegenerative disease
Website: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-inv...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Lisa Su
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: ls514@cam.ac.uk
Topic: computational psychiatry focusing on dementia neuroimaging analysis methods and cognitive modelling
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ls514
Themes: Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr John Suckling
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: js369@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Brain imaging methods and analysis
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?js369
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Dénes Szücs
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: ds377@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive neuroscience; numerical cognition and Dyscalculia conflict detection/resolution fMRI EEG
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/ds377@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Deborah Talmi
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: dt492@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Emotional cognition - the effect that emotional value has on our cognitive system
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/staff/dr-deborah-talmi
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Robert Tasker
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: rct31@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Head-injury in childhood: long-term cognitive and structural deficits
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?rct31181
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Lorraine Tyler
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neurobiology of language perception ageing
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/lkt10@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sander van der Linden
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Social Norms Risk Judgment Decision-Making Altruism Social Issues Communication
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/sander-van-der-linden
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Debi Vickers
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Email: day1000@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cochlear dead regions and simulations of hearing impairment in the normally-hearing ears of unilaterally-deafened adult
Website: https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/research/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Thierry Voet
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: tv2@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Single-cell genomics
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/voet-group
Themes: Cancer, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Welchman
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: aew69@cam.ac.uk
Topic: the mechanisms underlying our ability to perceive the structure of the world around us
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/aew69%40cam.ac.uk
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Simon White
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: simon.white@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Statistics for neuroscience
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alex Whitworth
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: alex.whitworth@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic models of neurodegenerative disease
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/alex-whitworth
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Wilkinson
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pow12@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of self-harm; undergraduate medical education research
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pwilkinson
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Caroline Williams-Gray
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair)
Email: chm27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Define the clinical heterogeneity of Parkinson’s disease and to understand the neurobiological basis of this with the ultimate goal of developing more targeted therapeutic strategies for different PD subtypes
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?chm27
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ian Winter
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: imw1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Sensory systems central processing of auditory signals
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/winter/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Geoffrey Woods
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: cw347@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding Mendelian disorders of neurodevelopment
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/principal-in...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
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