University College London
London WC1E 6BT
1963-65 Intern and Assistant Resident in Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal
1965-68 Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
1969-71 Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London
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 scientific advisory boards in the UK and USA and thinking about autism.
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. (see under Links)
Raff, M. (2006). The mystery of intracellular developmental programmes and timers. Biochemical Society Transactions 34, 663-670 Author URL
Raff, M. (2007). Intracellular developmental timers. In Clocks and Rhythms ( pp.431-435). Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Author URL
Raff, M., Johnson, A., Walter, P. (2008). Painful Publishing. Science 321(5885), 36 (see under Links)
Raff, M. (2009). New routes into the human brain. Cell 139(7), 1209-1211 doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.12.010. Publisher URL
Raff, M. (2011). Looking back. Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 27, 1-23
Raff, M. C. (2014) Defining cell-surface antigenic markers for mouse T and B cells. Front. Immunol. 5: 559.
Scientific Advisory Boards:
Company of Biologists, Board of Directors, Cambridge, UK
The Champalimaud Institute of the Unknown, Lisbon
Glaucoma Foundation Catalyst For Cure 2, San Francisco
Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon
Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre, London
Myelin Repair Foundation, Saratoga, California
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, New York
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford
Biomedical Neuroscience Institute, Santiago, Chile
Alberts, B., Bray, D., Hopkins, K., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Walter, P. (2014). Essential Cell Biology (4th edition). New York: Garland Press.
Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell (6th edition). New York: Garland Press.
Hall, M. N., Raff, M. C., and Thomas, G. E. (2004). Cell Growth: Control of Cell Size. New York. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Greaves, M.F., Owen, J.J.T., and Raff, M.C. (1973) T and B Lymphocytes: Origins, Properties and Roles in Immune Responses. Amsterdam. Excerpta Medica.