Dr Liam Browne
Liam is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow at University College London, establishing a research group in the Wolfson Institute with support from the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society.
He previously worked at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital in Prof. Clifford Woolf's lab, with a ERC Marie Curie Fellowship. During this period he developed quantitative behavioural approaches to study neural circuits that are involved in protective responses. Prior to this Liam trained in molecular and cellular neuroscience with Prof. R. Alan North FRS at the University of Manchester, where he studied ion channels using novel optical and electrophysiological methods.
Dr Ara Schorscher-Petcu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ara graduated in 2011 from McGill University, Montreal, with a PhD in Neuroscience. During her doctoral studies, she worked with Dr Remi Quirion and Dr Jeffrey S. Mogil on the involvement on neuropeptides CGRP, oxytocin and vasopressin in acute nociception.
She then moved to Paris for a post-doc with Dr Serge Charpak, investigating the crosstalk between nociception and chemoreception in the trigeminal ganglion and olfactory bulb.
Joining Liam’s lab in September 2016, Ara is currently using an optogenetic approach to understand how simple nocifensive reflexes are embedded within complex and adaptive behavioural responses.
Undergraduate - UCL Neuroscience