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Professor David Attwell

FRS, FMedSci, Acad Europaea

Jodrell Professor of Physiology

University College London

Tel: (+44/0) 20 7679 7342

Email: d.attwell@ucl.ac.uk

The Attwell lab studies neuron-glial interactions and brain energy supply, using patch-clamping, 2-photon imaging, immunolabelling and mathematical modelling techniques.

Overview

David Attwell studied physics in Oxford, and then did a PhD in neuroscience with Julian Jack. After a post-doc in Berkeley studying the retina with Frank Werblin, he came to UCL.

The Attwell lab is interested in signalling between neurons, glial cells (microglia, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes) and the vasculature, and in how the brain’s energy supply is controlled and determines the computational power of the brain. 

Brain Energy Use

Microglia

Oligodendrocytes

Astrocytes

Pericytes

Translation to Humans

Outreach

Lab Members

Selected Publications