Professor Nick Hartell

Chair of Neuroscience

Contact details:

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building (MSB)
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 252 3301


Personal Statement:

I completed a PhD in physiology at the University of Bristol examining the effects of anaesthetics and opioids on sensory signalling. Shortly after this, I moved to Japan with a Royal Society/Science Technology Agency funded fellowship. There, I worked with Professor Masao Ito on the signalling mechanisms underpinning cerebellar long-term depression. I was awarded a Human Frontiers Fellowship to continue this work and then moved back to the UK to start my own laboratory at Aston University where I continued researching cerebellar LTD and cerebellar LTP. I moved to the School of Pharmacy in London in 2001 as a senior lecturer and to the University of Leicester in 2007 as Chair of Neuroscience. My research in the UK has focussed on using and developing high resolution imaging methods to examine synaptic transmission during learning and during the healthy aging and the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. We are now using some of the imaging methods we have developed to examine synaptic activity during learning and attempting to reverse the cognitive deficits associated with aging.

Over the years, my laboratory has received generous support the Royal Society, the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the BBSRC.


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Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
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