Cell Physiology and Pharmacology
The Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology brings together research strengths in cellular and molecular aspects of physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience within the University. We are one of eleven departments comprising the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and are situated in the Maurice Shock Building, Hodgkin Building and the Henry Wellcome Building on the main University campus.
The main research focus of the Department is in cell surface receptors, ion channels and intracellular signalling pathways, particularly their role in diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory and nervous systems. Academic staff are also members of research themes within the College which facilitate interdisciplinary translational research.
Our world class research activities inform our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes providing a stimulating and cutting edge environment for learning.
One of our PhD students, Adam Tozer, recently won the Physiology Oral Communication Pfizer Prize at Physiology Society’s 2012 Edinburgh meeting.
The title of his presentation was “Nitric oxide (NO) potentiates an SK-mediated afterhyperpolarising potential (AHP) in mouse MNTB neurons.”
It was a 10 minute oral communication at the Physiology 2012 conference, held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Athena Swan - The Athena Swan Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in higher education.
The Department has access to the facilities in the Centre for Core Biotechnology Services (CBS)