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 Alison Comrie


Miss Alison Comrie joins the group of Professor Peter Somogyi as visiting student for a stay of four months.  Alison is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. Neuroscience & Cognitive Sciences degree and a student researcher at Dr Carol Barnes’ laboratory, Neural Systems, Memory, and Aging, University of Arizona.

During her time in Professor Peter Somogyi’s laboratory, Alison will participate in a project on ‘Characterizing the molecular expression profiles and connectivity of medial septal/diagonal band neurons and their hippocampal synaptic targets’.