This is an historical archive of the activities of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit (MRC ANU) that operated at the University of Oxford from 1985 until March 2015. The MRC ANU established a reputation for world-leading research on the brain, for training new generations of scientists, and for engaging the general public in neuroscience. The successes of the MRC ANU are now built upon at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

Anne Petzold

We welcome Anne Petzold for an internship in the Unit. Under the supervision of Dr Juan Mena-Segovia, Anne will learn electrophysiological and anatomical techniques, and develop the basis for a project to characterise the interaction between brainstem and midbrain neuromodulatory systems during reward-seeking behaviour.

Anne obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy of Neuroscience in Germany. Getting initially interested in computational approaches, she soon moved into studying experimental Neurosciences. She concluded her studies with a project on the importance of neurotrophins in hippocampus-mediated spatial learning, graduating with an MSc degree this year. Before coming to the Unit, she worked with Gonzalez de Polaviaja at the Ramón y Cajal Institute in Madrid on a project identifying brain areas relevant for the processing of social information.