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 Miss. Lydia Oikonomidis


Lydia Oikonomidis joins the Group of Dr. Marco Capogna for her a laboratory rotation as an MSc Neuroscience student at Oxford University. The aim of her laboratory work is to determine whether fear-conditioning in mouse increases the expression of a molecular marker of neural activation (c-fos) in GABAergic neurons of the basolateral amygdala which also express 5-HT2A receptors. This research activity is performed in collaboration with the groups of Dr. David Bannerman (Experimental Psychology) and Prof. Trevor Sharp (Pharmacology). Lydia received a BSc in Psychology University of York, where she previously studied eye-tracking in human vision.