The primary aim of our research group is to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie the development of the vertebrate forebrain.
We study the processes by which cells and tissues take shape, the signalling pathways that control cell migration and allocation of cell identity, the formation of neural circuits and the development of behaviour. For our studies, we work with zebrafish, as the brains of fish embryos are relatively simple and are amenable to genetic, molecular and imaging approaches.
To find out more about our research themes, please visit our research pages. You can also find links to, and in most cases download, pdfs of our publications. If you don't have a background in science, we have written summaries of our publications that will tell you about the outcome of our research.
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, my group is also part of four excellent 4 year PhD programmes:
- a Wellcome Trust Programme in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
- a Wellcome Trust Programme in Neuroscience
- an MRC funded Programme in Cell and Molecular Biology
- an MRC funded Doctoral Training Account Programme in Biomedicine
For post-doctoral and other positions, please go to the opportunities page