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.

Welcome Adam!

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Adam Tudor Jones to the Unit. Adam has joined the Magill Group as an MRC-funded D.Phil. student and will study the functional organization of the basal ganglia and related thalamocortical circuits using advanced electrophysiological and anatomical techniques. Adam has just successfully completed a M.Sc. in Neuroscience at University College London, where his research project focussed on presynaptic NMDA receptors in cells impinging on cortical interneurons in the primary visual cortex.