Neurobiology Division

One of the biggest challenges facing the biological sciences is to understand how brains can give rise to minds. The goal of the Division is to explore the properties of nerve cells at a fundamental level. What are the mechanisms that determine the special abilities of nerve cells to rapidly transmit and process information? What are the rules by which communication between small numbers of nerve cells in the intact brain gives rise to simple behaviours? What are the molecular processes that lead to common dementias and movement disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease?

Group Leaders

Independent Investigator Scientists

Emeritus Scientists

Past Group Leaders

Head of Division:
Michael Hastings
Divisional Administrator:
Paula Murphy

Assistant Divisional Administrator:

Division of Neuroiology,
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,

Francis Crick Avenue,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
Cambridge CB2 0QH,

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 267050
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 213556