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 Sophie

Sophie Avery has joined the Unit to complete the second lab rotation of her M.Sc. in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford.  Sophie will work in the group of Pete Magill, with the broad aim of elucidating the dopamine dependence of activity in the external globus pallidus.  Sophie graduated from Oxford last year with a BA in Physiological Sciences, and her past research experience includes computational studies of biased decision-making in humans as well as in vitro electrophysiological analyses of GABAA receptor dynamics in hippocampal neurons.