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.

News- Welcome to Alice Alvernhe

We are pleased to welcome Dr Alice Alvernhe to the unit. Alice joined the Csicsvari Group in August 2010 as a Fyssen Foundation Visiting Fellow. The general aim of her research is to study the hippocampo-entorhinal network activity associated with learning processes using large-scale in vivo recordings.

Alice completed her PhD in Neurosciences at the University of Aix-Marseille/ CNRS UMR6155 under the supervision of Professor Bruno Poucet. For her PhD thesis she studied the neuronal correlates of spatial behaviour. She used in vivo unit recordings in rats and showed that the activity of dorsal hippocampal place cells can adapt rapidly to encode modifications in the topology of space such as the appearance of new obstacles through the animal's path.