RESEARCH TOPICS OF LABORATORIES


DG Allen                                        cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, pacemaker      
MUSCLE CELL FUNCTION                            cells, intracellular calcium, ionic regulation, 
LABORATORY                                      hypoxia, ischaemia, fatigue, length changes

MR Bennett                                      synapse, plasticity, secretion, development,           
NEUROBIOLOGY LABORATORY                         growth factors, synapse formation 

W Burke                                         central visual pathways and function, neural       
BRAIN RESEARCH LABORATORY                       degeneration and regeneration in the CNS,           
                                                myoclonus

S Carlile                                       representations of auditory space, neurophysiology,
AUDITORY NEUROSCIENCE                           bioacoustics, computer modelling, auditory          
LABORATORY                                      psychophysics

DI Cook & JA Young                              epithelial transport, ions, membranes, channels, 
EPITHELIAL TRANSPORT LABORATORY                 second messengers, early embryonic development

RAL Dampney                                     blood pressure control, brainstem, neuroanatomy 
CARDIOVASCULAR LABORATORY                       immunohistochemistry, immediate early genes,     
(NEURAL CONTROL)                                transmitters, cardiovascular reflexes

DF Davey                                        nerve, muscle, embryology, morphometry, Schwann     
DEVELOPMENT & REGENERATION                      cells, intracellular calcium, neuron-glia signalling     
LABORATORY                              

JFY Hoh                                         myosin, myogenesis, fibre types, monoclonal      
MUSCLE RESEARCH LABORATORY                      antibodies, heart, inotropy, molecular biology

NA Lavidis                                      opiates, tolerance, addiction, neuropharmacology,
NARCOTICS RESEARCH LABORATORY                   presynaptic inhibition, calcium channels,        
                                                neurotransmission

PR Martin & AE Sefton                           retina, lateral geniculate nucleus, neurotransmitters, 
VISION LABORATORY                               colour vision, cell death, neural transplants, visual    
                                                pathways, growth factors

RS Mason                                        bone formation, vitamin D, melanocytes, keratinocytes 
SKIN & BONE LABORATORY                          sun adaptation, oncogenic osteomalacia 
(ENDOCRINE FUNCTION)                    

BJ Morris                                       gene regulation, molecular genetics, renin promoter, 
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY &                             nitric oxide synthase mRNA, cyclic AMP
HYPERTENSION           
LABORATORY

WD Phillips                                     synapse formation, post-synaptic differentiation,      
MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE                          synapse plasticity, nerve, muscle, molecular       
LABORATORY                                      mechanisms




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