Dr Liam Browne
Group Leader, Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Liam trained in molecular and cellular neuroscience with R. A. North FRS at the University of Manchester, where he studied ion channels using novel optical and electrophysiological methods. He moved to Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital with a personal Marie Curie Fellowship to work with C. J. Woolf. During this period he developed quantitative behavioural approaches to study neural circuits that are involved in protective responses.
Liam established an independent research group at University College London in mid-2016 with support from the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society.
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