LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

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Affiliated member, UCL Emeritus Prof of Cell Biology
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LMCB Room 2.11

Research Synopsis

I began my scientific life as a cellular immunologist.  I then switched to cell biology and developmental neurobiology, mainly focusing on the intrinsic and extrinsic molecular mechanisms that control the development and behaviour of myelinating glial cells and retinal cells. I retired from active science in 2002 and now spend much of my time on book revisions and scientific advisory boards in the UK, Europe and USA.
Scientific Advisory Boards:
  • The Champalimaud Institute of the Unknown, Lisbon
  • Glaucoma Foundation Catalyst For Cure 2, San Francisco
  • Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon
  • Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, New York
  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford
  • Biomedical Neuroscience Institute, Santiago, Chile

Selected Publications

Raff M (2011). Looking back. Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 27, 1-23
Raff M (2009). New routes into the human brain. Cell 139(7), 1209-1211 doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.12.010.
Raff M, et al (2008). Painful Publishing. Science 321(5885), 36
Raff M (2007). Intracellular developmental timers. In Clocks and Rhythms ( pp.431-435). Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 
Raff M (2006). Martin Raff. In Squire, L. R. (Ed.). The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography ( Vol. 5 pp.505-548). Burlington, MA: Society for Neuroscience, Elsevier Academic Press.
Raff M (2006). The mystery of intracellular developmental programmes and timers. Biochemical Society Transactions 34, 663-670
Alberts B, et al (2014). Essential Cell Biology (4th edition). New York: Garland Press.
Alberts B, et al (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell (6th edition). New York: Garland Press.
Hall MN, et al (2004). Cell Growth: Control of Cell Size. New York. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Greaves, MF, et al (1973). T and B Lymphocytes: Origins, Properties and Roles in Immune Responses. Amsterdam. Excerpta Medica.