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.

A warm welcome to Albert Souza

Dr Albert Souza graduated from the State University of Londrina, Brazil (1988). He obtained his Master's (2000) and PhD degree (2004) in Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he studied the putative role of neuronal nitric oxide (nNOS) on neurodegeneration/regeneration following injury. Albert is a Lecturer from Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS/Brazil) and joined the Bolam lab in 2012 as an Academic Visitor for 12 months, supported by UFMS and People Marie Curie Actions: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme. Under the supervision of Dr Juan Mena-Segovia, he will be using electrophysiological methods to characterise the interaction of the pedunculopontine nucleus with other midbrain/brainstem structures.